[xmppwg] RE: [Jabber-IETF] Entire revised charter

Peter Millard me at pgmillard.com
Fri Oct 25 09:59:36 CDT 2002

Yes, we decided that HTTP-HEAD requests are just as effective for checking
for updates. Update.jabber.org used a very whacky protocol, that was far to
complicated, and it required a central db for projects, etc..

Jabberd AFAIK has this capability (of using the old protocol).. it's just
hitting nothing these days.

In more general terms, having a "phone home" feature in jabberd doesn't
allow us to count servers behind corp. firewalls that don't ever talk to the
outside (most of the sys-admins for these boxes, turn this feature off).


Ryan Eatmon wrote:
> Actually... it was decided that update.jabber.org was too much hassle
> to run and maintain, and that each software project should do this for
> themselves...  I think that was decided in the jabberd planning
> meeting we had wasn't it?  I'll look through the chatbot logs and see
> what I can find and post more.
> Robert Norris wrote:
>>> Put a "poller" into the daemon that checks for new versions from the
>>> download site once a week or something. That provides value to the
>>> user (the admin can listen to the server tell it "upgrade me!") and
>>> you can track the hits. Could be an option which is on by default.
>> We have that - we just need someone to get update.jabber.org working
>> again.
> Ryan Eatmon
> reatmon at jabber.org
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