[Standards-JIG] JEP-45: configuring members-only

David Sutton jabber at dsutton.legend.uk.com
Sun Jun 20 07:11:46 UTC 2004

Hi Ian,

  Its late so I may not be clear about this, but i'll explain my understanding of things:

  Member-only rooms are rooms where inviteonly is set. allowinvites is then not on because member-only rooms SHOULD have 
that restriction.

  However, there is the case where you may have a public room and the invite function is being abused. In this case, it 
is possible to restrict invites to admins only by disabling the allowinvites option. Its all about allowing maximum room 



On Sun, Jun 13, 2004 at 12:22:19PM +0100, Ian Paterson wrote:
> JEP-45 does not make it clear to me how to configure a room to be
> 'members-only'.
> My best guess is that the room should be configured with
> muc#owner_inviteonly set (invitation required to enter) AND with
> muc#owner_allowinvites not set (since the JEP states that "invitation
> privileges in members-only rooms SHOULD be restricted to room admins")?
> I'm going to stick my neck out and make a suggestion before I understand the
> intention of the author:
> The invite-only concept is useful outside of members-only rooms, but the
> muc#owner_allowinvites variable is not. Perhaps everything would be far more
> clear (from a client developer's perspective at least) if the
> muc#owner_allowinvites variable was depricated in favor of a new
> muc#owner_membersonly variable? Thanks to data forms, this shouldn't break
> existing implementations.
> - Ian
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David Sutton
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