[Standards-JIG] Reason for subscription/unsubscription

David Sutton jabber at dsutton.legend.uk.com
Sun Jun 20 06:52:25 UTC 2004


Hi all,

On Fri, Jun 18, 2004 at 08:30:17AM +0200, Jacek Konieczny wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 17, 2004 at 05:22:58PM +0200, CORVOYSIER David FTRD/DMI/REN wrote:
> > > Why would one want a subscription/unsubscription reason for?
> > 
> > Maybe to explain who you really are, because a JID is not enough,
> > especially if you have thousands of registered users with joe111-like
> > usernames ... I have personnally several times denied subscriptions to
> > relatives because I did'nt recognize them.
> 
> They could send you a <message/> describing who they are, or use other
> means to tell you they will try to subscribe to your presence.
> 
> E.g.:
> 
> <message from="unknown person" to="you">
> <body>Hello, I am X. Y, could I subscribe to your presence</body>
> </message>
> <presence type="subscribe" from="unknown person" to="you"/>
>
Then why not just send the spam in the initial message then?
> 
> This is unusable for spammers to "workaround" message from unknown
> source blocking. 
> 
> If you don't want messages from unknown people then you probably don't
> want to receive presece "reasons" containing messages for you. And
> presence reasons _will_ be used to "workaround" message blocking i they
> are available.
>
If you don't want to receive messages from unknown people then you're probably not going to want to be receiving 
presence requests from them in the first place, let alone a tag in the packet itself.  
>
> Greets,
> 	Jacek
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Regards,

  David

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David Sutton
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