[Standards] pubsub whitelists
fabio.forno at polito.it
Sat Aug 25 17:51:54 UTC 2007
Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
> There are always rogue publishers (or pubsub services) with one node for
> viagra spam, another node for cialis spam, etc. :)
And the owner, as you write below can subscribe anybody ;) I thought you
proposed to remove also that option, for this reason I was worried about
the lack of centralized management.
>> Instead eliminating this option implies that it becomes impossible to
>> centrally manage the list of subscribers forcing clients to do this (in
>> the near future I see many clients able of handling the pubsub <event/>
>> but not all the browse/subscribe stuff).
> The owner can already manage subscriptions:
> What Joe and Matt pointed out is that the whitelist is a list of people
> who are *allowed* to subscribe (or retrieve items), not a list of people
> who *are* subscribed.
Yep I agree, but that's only a better qualification of the configuration
options. If there is concern about possible spam it's still there,
though I don't feel it (in order to use it you need to know the jids of
the subscribers, and it's easier to send the spam directly them)
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