[Standards-JIG] UPDATED: XEP-0157 (Contact Addresses for XMPP Services)

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Sat Jan 6 23:01:30 UTC 2007

Matthias Wimmer wrote:
> I don't think, that domain.tld/admin is a good idea for the admin 
> address. Many users do not even know the domain.tld address, but having 
> to add the "admin" resource does make it even harder to guess this address.
> Due to my experience many new Jabber users (often the users that need 
> help by the admin most) do not understand other addresses then 
> "user at domain.tld". They are often irritated if you give them addresses, 
> that don't match this syntax. With "domain.tld" you can tell them, that 
> without a userpart it's the server. But it get's harder if you have to 
> explain what a resource is in addition at the same time. As well as we 
> will get a confusing mixture of addresses for admins in the Jabber 
> space. If you look around how many old Jabber servers are still used, 
> you will see, that we will not manage to switch the address completely 
> to the new one.
> Iff using the bare domain for the administrative address is really a 
> problem, I think we should better change the admin address to something 
> even new users may expect. And the best address we have for that is 
> (IMO) xmpp at domain.tld as it matched the server admin's e-mail address.

Good point. I'll reconsider. :-)


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