[Juser] Federation

Williams, Kevin C kevin.c.williams3 at boeing.com
Thu Sep 1 11:44:39 CDT 2005

Interesting.  I understand and agree.  There should be some sort of
distributed black list maybe.  This would only work if federation setup
between 2 xmmp servers is not automated.  i.e. Each party must agree
ahead of time and modify configuration before the federation works.
Otherwise, the new viruses will just be installing xmmp servers on those
unpatched windows2000 boxes and spamming from there until they're


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Etienne LAVANANT [mailto:Etienne.Lavanant at int-evry.fr] 
> Sent: Thursday, September 01, 2005 12:42 AM
> To: Jabber end-user discussion list
> Subject: RE: [Juser] Federation
> Selon "Williams, Kevin C" <kevin.c.williams3 at boeing.com>:
> > "automated bots registration" could you explain?  I'm still 
> trying to 
> > grasp the federation concept.
> >
> > -Kevin
> I mean that the way Jabber servers are set up today (open 
> inband registration through your Jabber client) allows 
> anybody to create thousands of accounts in a few minutes and 
> SPAM the Jabber/XMPP network. If Google or any other server 
> sees this huge amount of SPAM coming from your server, you 
> are likely to be blacklisted by most of the servers. As a 
> consequence, your regular users won't be able to connect to 
> anybody outside their server.
> We have not had any problem till now because the Jabber/XMPP 
> network was not popular enough and nobody bothered doing it 
> but as Google announced they are committed to join the 
> network and to invite other big players, the network is 
> getting much more attention and problems may come with it.
> We must do something about it as soon as possible.
> Federation is just the fact of allowing servers to 
> communicate together just like it is on the e-mail network or 
> the open Jabber/XMPP network.
> --
> Etienne
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