[jdev] Re: New Concept? (central roster database)

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Tue Jul 6 17:35:28 CDT 2004

On Wed, 30 Jun 2004 14:51:40 +0200, maqi wrote:

> On Tue, 29 Jun 2004, João Carlos Martins wrote:
>> But then again i'm not selling the thing... :-) So here's the question,
>> I need to have a central database of users, like a roster, so that if I
>> install jabber on a new machine at the company, he'll have everyone on
>> that central database added to his list automatically.
> This is what jabberd 1.4.3's mod_groups is intended for. However,
> mod_groups is unmaintained, has several minor bugs, and lacks proper
> documentation. Also, mod_groups more or less re-implements mod_roster and
> mod_presence which is not elegant. I think something along the lines of
> pubsub ("Subscribe to a source of roster entries and permit this source to
> change your roster directly") would be the way to go and would also be
> VERY beneficial for transports. However, I don't know of anyone working on
> this.
> If anyone is interested in developing such a JEP along with an
> implementation, contact me.

It's been on my list for a long time to write a JEP about this, but I have
not gotten to it yet. Basically it is like mod_groups but with a real
protocol. I know that some commercial Jabber servers do something like
this, but all in their own proprietary ways. :(


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