[standards-jig] Remote controlling Jabber clients

Julian Missig julian at jabber.org
Sun Jan 4 21:15:28 UTC 2004


On 4 Jan, 2004, at 16:05, Remko Troncon wrote:

>> you can always log on from home with the same resource and jabber
>> servers are supposed to terminate the previous connection.
>
> True. Still, though effective, it's a bit harsh i think, and can give 
> some
> mean behaviour if both clients have auto-reconnect on. Sometimes you
> just want to put yourself 'away' instead of killing your client
> completely.
> It might be a luxury problem, and such a remote control brings a lot of
> security considerations with it, but i still think it's worth
> considering.

I've considered similar things for my clients.. as long as you trust 
the server you're connected to, you can trust messages coming from 
another resource of your JID. As far as I know, at least ;)

I don't think there's a real reason this couldn't be done.

Julian




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