[Standards] pubsub whitelists

Fabio Forno 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:
> http://www.xmpp.org/extensions/xep-0060.html#owner-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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