[Standards-JIG] proposed In-Band Registration revisions

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Thu Dec 8 17:54:48 UTC 2005

Vinod Panicker wrote:

> OK... considering a hypothetical scenario (which all of you must be
> sick of by now)
> 1 - a at a.com unregisters herself from the server
> 2 - a.com removes a at a.com from all the rosters
> 3 - b at b.com has his girlfriend a at a.com in his roster
> 4 - when a.com is deleting roster entries for a at a.com, b.com is facing
> a network outage, so the presence stanza doesnt get thru
> 5 - result is that b at b.com still sees a at a.com in his roster
> 6 - the next day, b at b.com's wife snaps up the address a at a.com since it
> is so coveted and logs in
> 7 - b at b.com sends some naughty messages to a at a.com (he doesn't see her
> presence since the presence probe would result in an error ofc)
> totally exposing his identity
> 8 - b at b.com gets bobitted (worst case scenario :))
> Maybe this is why I'm so afraid of unregistrations :)

Because you don't want your wife to find out about your girlfriend? That 
seems like a social issue, not a technology issue. :-)


Peter Saint-Andre
Jabber Software Foundation
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