Persistent chat rooms
elb at pidgin.im
Mon Jul 23 17:40:05 EDT 2007
Peter Lawler spake unto us the following wisdom:
> Sean Egan wrote:
> > This is an idea that has been requested a bunch in one form or another
> > for a while now. I described it in #pidgin yesterday and want to
> > formalize it here and see what people think.
> You may want to catch up with Marv on this, but I'm suspecting this will
> need very careful coding with regards to Yahoo Chat Rooms and boot
> attacks. Any Yahoo room one stores in Pidgin would become a DoS vector
> for which there is very little recovery (in fact, with an 'always on'
> chatroom and a fully fledged boot attack there'd be no recovery).
I don't follow this at all ... set your state to 'offline', show
offline buddies, right-click, and turn off 'always on'.
It's awesome that Yahoo! is so crappy that this even has to come up,
by the way.
The laws that forbid the carrying of arms are laws [that have no remedy
for evils]. They disarm only those who are neither inclined nor
determined to commit crimes.
-- Cesare Beccaria, "On Crimes and Punishments", 1764
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