[Standards] MUC2

Sam Whited sam at samwhited.com
Thu Jun 25 14:48:30 UTC 2015


On Thu, Jun 25, 2015 at 9:39 AM, Kevin Smith <kevin.smith at isode.com> wrote:
> On 25 Jun 2015, at 15:28, Peter Saint-Andre - &yet <peter at andyet.net> wrote:
>> Semi-anonymous rooms are like IRC channels. Draw your own conclusions for whether that's good or bad.
>
> I don’t think that’s true, is it? Having or not having @ in a particular channel doesn’t affect your ability to whois a user on IRC to the best of my knowledge.

It's true in the sense that a nick in IRC (or a semi-anonymous MUC) is
effectively an ephemeral identity. Eg. if you're talking to someone on
IRC and they part and then join again, you can't be sure it's actually
the same user (unless they've registered the nick; let's ignore the
fact that you can probably whois and snag their IP address... maybe
it's dynamic and it changes between your conversations). However, once
you throw JIDs into the mix it doesn't matter if the nick is
ephemeral, you can always see that the JID is the same, meaning that
whomever you're speaking with at least has access to the same account.

—Sam



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