[Operators] federated muc

Jesse Thompson jesse.thompson at doit.wisc.edu
Mon Dec 21 14:27:56 CST 2009

On 12/21/2009 1:00 PM, Matthew Wild wrote:
> 2009/12/21 Jesse Thompson<jesse.thompson at doit.wisc.edu>:
>> On 12/21/2009 12:39 PM, Badlop wrote:
>>>> On 2009/12/21, at 18:23, Jesse Thompson wrote:
>>>>> We currently do not publish SRV records for our muc service in our
>>>>> domains, which effectively keeps external users out of our rooms.
>>> The change pointed by Pedro is simple, replace:
>> <snip>
>> Thanks for the tip.
>> If we keep the configuration the same and we publish in DNS, how likely is
>> it that spammers and trolls will abuse our rooms?
> How likely is it that it's going to rain tomorrow? A lot of people
> think they might know, but probably the only certain thing is that it
> will happen at some point :)
> Think about it from the ground up... where will the spammer find your
> server/conference address? If it's public and in some list then it's
> certainly going to happen sooner or later (we've already seen it on
> jabber.org). It's not very common, but it happens every now and then.
> If your server isn't so easy to find then perhaps you'll be safe for a
> while, who knows? :)

OK, I suspected that it is rare, and only seems to happen to the big 
services.  I just wanted to make sure that publishing these records 
wouldn't unleash a wave of complaints from our users.


   Jesse Thompson
   Division of Information Technology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
   Email/IM: jesse.thompson at doit.wisc.edu

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