[jdev] ICQ Transport(s)

Matthew A. Miller linuxwolf at outer-planes.net
Thu Jul 29 15:27:20 CDT 2004

It's all about security.

The ICQ transport and your Jabber server are not the same entity on the 
network, so the transport can't change (add to/remove from) your actual 
roster.  The best that could be done is for the transport to advertise 
what your "legacy" roster is using Roster Exchange[1], or it might be 
possible to apply something similar to Shared Groups[2].

-  LW

[1] JEP-0093: Roster Item Exchange 
[2] JEP-0140: Shared Groups <http://www.jabber.org/jeps/jep-0140.html>

Federico Lucifredi wrote:
> Hello All,
>     It is my understanding that the current ICQ transport will not
> "automagically" make the users in your ICQ roster appear in your Jabber
> Client's roster. Or, at least that used to be the case when I tested it a
> few months ago.
>     I understand that the original ICQ protocol might have had client-side
> rosters, but I doubt that is still the case. Can someone "clue me" (with or
> without a stick, your choice) into what would entail modifiying the current
> transport to provide such functionality and why this might not be desirable
> if there is any such reason?
>     -Federico
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