[JDEV] yahoo issues anyone?

David 'TheRaven' Chisnall theraven at sucs.org
Thu Jan 23 10:52:05 CST 2003

What is wrong with Y!?  I haven't bothered installing the Y!-t on my 
server because:
a) I don't know anyone who uses Y!
b) No one who uses my server has told me (and I have asked quite a few) 
that they know anyone who uses Y!
An IM network only survives because people can use it to talk to their 
friends.  Since Y! has sucha a small user base, the only way they can 
compete is by interoperability.  This makes no sense.  Still, I suppose 
if they had sense, they'd be using Jabber :)

Peter Saint-Andre wrote:

>My understanding was that Y! changed their authentication protocol in such
>a way that yahoo-t (and other unauthorized software) would fail, but that
>was some time ago and the yahoo-t maintainers seem to have gotten around
>the problem. Perhaps Y! has changed things again because we know that they
>do *not* want unauthorized software connecting to their system (we were
>told on this list that there was an explicit internal company decision to
>become less open rather than more open).
>Peter Saint-Andre
>Jabber Software Foundation
>On Thu, 23 Jan 2003, Dov Katz (LIST) wrote:

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