[Operators] Finally *fix* the list-issue

David Banes david at banes.org
Mon Jan 16 18:40:59 UTC 2012

Good initiative Mati, we need people that have the time and want to do things like this in the XSF :)

On 16/01/2012, at 2:25 PM, Mathias Ertl wrote:

> Hi,
> After years of waiting, delays, ignored offers for help and broken
> promises, I've finally decided to take this situation into my own hands.
> Yes, I've written our own tool for maintaining a list:
> 	https://list.jabber.at
> It does (almost) everything automatically, admins only have to enter
> their data and get feedback on what (if anything) is not right with
> their servers. JIDs and E-Mail addresses are automatically verified. A
> simple API that can be used by clients is available.
> The current list at xmpp.org is in a very bad status:
> * Only 63 servers are on that list.
> * None have been added for years, all requests have been ignored.
> * Its even impossible to *remove* a server.
> * 6 don't even have SRV records defined.
> * 4 have some problem with the SSL certificate via TLS netotiation.
> * At least 2 servers don't even allow inband-registration anymore, the
> number is probably much higher.
> * ~10 linked-to pages do not work at all
> * ~15 pages link to a generic page that does not give any info about the
> respective service.
> I therefor urge the XSF to finally ditch their own horrible list and
> just link to others (i.e. [1] and ours) instead. The fact that the list
> is unmaintained and many servers do not even work anymore creates a very
> bad experience for all users. The fact that the illusion of maintenance
> is kept up frustrates many server-admins.
> Please finally resolve the situation in a realistic way.
> greetings, Mati
> [1] http://www.jabberes.org/servers/
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