[JDEV] Public Serverlist page ( Was: Re: Jabber to Jabber gateway and other questions )

Jesper Krogh jesper at krogh.cc
Sat Oct 25 13:18:55 CDT 2003

I gmane.network.jabber.devel, skrev Justin Karneges:
>  It only tells you about the components each server has, and nothing about 
>  userbase, availability, throughput, etc, of said server.  Nor does it give 
>  any details about who is running the server or even a way to reach the admin, 
We could develop a script to get this information, that shouldn't be

Why is userbase important?
Availablity is very important. 

>  When people are first introduced to Jabber, I think they either pick 
>  jabber.org or a server with the coolest sounding name, and then they are 
>  disappointed with the selected server's reliability, speed, etc and end up 
>  switching servers soon after.  The JSF website needs to stop giving bad 
>  recommendations so these problems never happen in the first place.  In my 
>  opinion, we need much stronger requirements for getting listed on the "Public 
>  Servers" page.

Yes, and the top XX list should be published in a way so the
Jabber-client coders can retrieve it, so first-time-registration can
give a good default server if the user doesn't enter a particular

./Jesper Krogh, jesper at krogh.cc
Jabber ID: jesper at jabber.krogh.cc
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