[jdev] PyMSNt 0.5 released

Peter Millard pgmillard at gmail.com
Thu Sep 2 16:01:41 CDT 2004

On Thu, 2 Sep 2004 07:49:22 +1000, James Bunton <james at delx.cjb.net> wrote:
> * If a contact changes their nick you'll see it

This COULD be the cause of the serious performance problems we're
seeing on jabber.org. I'm wondering what the motivation is behind this
change was? Jabber has ALWAYS valued MY setting of your nickname, over
yours. The problem that I think we're seeing is that some MSN clients
change folks nicknames as they change their presence (like from "pgm"
to "pgm-away"). This results in a change to everyone's roster who has
me in there. This is BAD since it can easily over-whelm XDB data
stores. (It's no so bad until you have 200k+ users :).

I'm hoping this change can be rolled OUT of this release? And possibly
have server admins revert back to an older version until this can be

Not sure if any other BIG public servers are getting hit by this, but
I've seen our load our main server skyrocket today. I _believe_ this
is the cause.

Hoping that the msn-t developers can shed some light on this... How
exactly are you performing these nick changes? (ie, what XML are you
sending to the user.)


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