RES: [Standards] Proposed XMPP Extension: Best Practices to DiscourageDenial of Service Attacks Against XMPP Servers

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Fri Jan 26 21:51:18 UTC 2007


Matthias Wimmer wrote:
> Hi Peter!
> 
> Peter Saint-Andre schrieb:
>> At the jabber.org deployment we limit the number of connections from a 
>> single IP address to something like 20. If a large company wants to 
>> use Jabber, it should install its own. :-)
> 
> Well experience with our transports show, that networks like AIM, ICQ, 
> MSN and Yahoo! do allow more than 20 concurrent connections from a 
> single IP.
> What they limit is the number of new connections in a given interval of 
> time.

Sure. But you can't download "aimd" or "yahood" and run your own.

/psa

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