[jdev] Best way to monitor XMPP servers

Matthias Wimmer m at tthias.eu
Tue Sep 19 16:55:12 CDT 2006

Hi Tobias!

I would suggest you as well, that you ask the administrators of the
servers you are monitoring if they allow you to do so.

My personal view, I am NO lawyer: If you are logging in to an internet
service, you will accept the terms of service of this internet service.
These terms of service may be either implicit or explicit.
If the terms of service are explicit, than you should be able to see
them on the servers web-site. If a server is listed on a list of public
servers, I would presume, that you have at least the implicit right to
use that service as a natural person for private usage for the purpose
the IM server is operated as (exchanging messages and presence) as long
as you are not noticed about anything else.

I would not imply the right to do monitoring on a server if you are not
explicitly authorized to do so.


Tobias Markmann schrieb:
> Some days ago someone pointed me to a post on the jadmin maling list
> [1]. What they are talking about are the accounts that my monitoring
> software have created for monitoring login times and server features on
> each server. Then I noticed that stpeter responded to that[2] and said
> that there could be a better way to do that. My question is:
> Do you know a better way and if so, what is the better way?
> The way has to enable the following tests:
>     * login time
>     * discover server's version, features and services
>     * s2s message time (how long does a message take from j.org
>       <http://j.org> to j.net <http://j.net>, from j.org <http://j.org>
>       to myjabber.net <http://myjabber.net> and so on)
> [1] http://mailman.jabber.org/pipermail/jadmin/2006-August/024275.html
> [2] http://mailman.jabber.org/pipermail/jadmin/2006-August/024289.html
> <http://mailman.jabber.org/pipermail/jadmin/2006-August/024289.html>
> regards,
> Tobias

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