[Operators] Strange registrations

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at stpeter.im
Mon Aug 11 16:19:52 CDT 2008

Badlop wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 11, 2008 at 10:01 PM, Matthew Wild <mwild1 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I've had a couple of registrations on my (private) server also.
>> Private in so much as, it's not listed on any list of public servers.
>> They must be harvesting from somewhere.
> Did you publish a JID of your Jabber server in internet indicating it
> was a JID? For example:
>   <a href="xmpp://matthew@example.org">Send me a message</a>
> And then a web crawler would search for "jabber:" and "xmpp:", and add
> the servers to the list of potential hosts of spamjids.

We might want to start a "white hat" project to try harvesting JIDs and 
see how far we get...

> Another way to learn your servername would be to login in a populated
> non-anonymous chatroom and get JIDs of participants, then add their
> servers to the list. But at least JDEV is anonymous, right?

The rooms at conference.jabber.org typically are anonymous (I think 
that's the default anyway -- room admins can change the config). I know 
that the jdev room is anonymous.


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