[JDEV] Jabber message delivered to wrong recipient

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Fri Oct 10 15:28:12 CDT 2003

IIRC, I saw something like this once in all my time using the jabber.org
server, but I can't remember what caused it. It was certainly a freak
occurrence and difficult to reproduce. There is a similar problem in the
old groupchat module (you join a room but show up as someone else), but
it seems that something like this can happen once in a long while in the 
jabberd 1.4.x code, too. Hopefully we won't see this ever in jabberd2.


On Fri, Oct 10, 2003 at 01:07:43PM -0700, Derek Lewis wrote:
> All the users concerned are on the jabber.org server, so they all have different usernames.
> My JID is xenoc at jabber.org.
> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Joe Hildebrand [mailto:JHildebrand at jabber.com]
> Sent:	Fri 10/10/2003 12:38 PM
> To:	'jdev at jabber.org'
> Cc:	
> Subject:	RE: [JDEV] Jabber message delivered to wrong recipient
> Which clients and which servers are you using?
> What JIDs?  Do any of them have the same username, but on different servers?
> -- 
> Joe Hildebrand
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Derek Lewis [mailto:DLewis at cucbc.com] 
> > Sent: Friday, October 10, 2003 12:09 PM
> > To: jdev at jabber.org
> > Subject: [JDEV] Jabber message delivered to wrong recipient
> > 
> > I'm not sure how or where to go about reporting this, so I'll 
> > try here.
> > 
> > Myself, two co-workers, and a random Norwegian just 
> > experienced a rather serious problem with Jabber.  A message 
> > I sent to one of my co-workers (who's client was offline at 
> > the time) was sent to this random Norwegian.  A message sent 
> > from another of my co-workers (to the same person) also went 
> > to the Norwegian.
> > This persisted until the person we were trying to send came 
> > back online.  Everything's been normal since.
> > 
> > I realize there can be no expectation of privacy when sending 
> > messages in any unencrypted form, but having messages 
> > acctually mis-delivered is rather disconcerting.
> > 
> > Please advise me if I've reported this in the wrong place.

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