[Psi-devel] Re: Privacy for Psi used on public-access computers
sneakin at semanticgap.com
Tue Jun 21 22:02:45 PDT 2005
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Hal Rottenberg wrote:
| On 6/18/05, Remko Troncon
<remko at psi-im.org> wrote:
|>>Now what about those iconsets...we really don't have any kind of file
|>>store in Jabber yet...
|>I'm sure the admins of the servers will be very pleased to have their
|>of users putting jisps on the server.
| True true. An alternative would be web_dav or FTP support. Store
| your config on your own personal hosting account, instead of the
| jabber server.
So I'll end up paying for storage. (continued below)
| Well that would be simple to fix on the server-side actually. The
| server-history component would be rather incomplete without a
| retention policy feature. You could do combination of a quota based
| on size, or store no more than 30 days history, or purging if the
| account isn't used in 90 days, etc. Also remember we are talking
| about plaintext/xml. You can get great compression ratios on that
| type of data.
I agree some kind of purging will most likely [need to] be done, but if
I can get 1 gig of free email history then surely the same could be done
for Jabber on day. A price per gig is what, 1 USD, and chances are I
won't be downloading all of it every month if ever.
|>I think that the consequence of this will be that most public servers
|>disable their private XML storage altogether :-(
| So we need to be a good jabber citizen and not code something that
| will earn retaliation by server admins. :)
(continuing) The most likely retaliation will be, "hey, this huge Jabber
server is costing us money. We need to come up with a way to pay for
it." Either the people running the service will have to charge me
directly for using their server, or indirectly with ads or including
another service too. Even by using a hosting account, I'm still going to
paying to store my data some where, but like I said above storage is
cheap nowadays. Minus message history, the most Psi and any other client
would need to store should be no larger than 5 to 10 megs and that's
probably hugely over-guesstimated.
- - Nolan
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