seantoddDoes anybody here run their XMPP server just for private/for-friends use, or do most of you run your servers as part of a job/business?
Ge0rGseantodd: I'm running a private server for f&f, and a public IBR server
mikeseantodd: jabberzac.org was originally just a small group of friends, mainly just to host one conference. It's public now.
mimi89999Me only a private one on my pi
seantoddAh, cool. For f&f, how do you manage your registrations? Do you have a dedicated portal for them to use, or do you do the setup manually?
mikeI set up chinwag.im as an example for a tutorial and now it's also a public server. People keep using it so I'll keep it running.
mimi89999I have mod register web behind apache password
andrey.utkinseantodd, I also run my server not as a job affair. I handle rare registrations manually.
seantoddOh damn. Mike, your tutorial was actually really useful for when I was starting up. Glad I can finally say thanks in person.
mikeWhen it was restricted I just never told anyone about it, left rego open for convenience, and deleted accounts when someone found it. If course, that was in 2010 and you'd never get away with that now ... 😀
seantoddYeah, I accidentally left it enabled for a while. manual cleanup was.... involved.
mikeOh thanks! I have a ton of updates to add to that at some point but time is hard to come by.
mikemimi89999 has a good solution. Simple shared password you can hide a rego page behind. Change it often, your friends only need it once ideally.
mimi89999mike: I never changed it.
mimi89999Never go it leaked to get bad registrations...
mikeBut if you ever did change it wouldn't inconvenience anyone anyway.
seantoddNice. I have mod_register with a captcha currently in use, but the apache password is a great idea!
mimi89999Unless a friend wants to directly invite another.
seantoddDo you get new registrant alerts via XMPP or is there an out-of-band method you use for that?
mimi89999I am using that to protect against bots registering SPAM accounts. The password doesn't have to be that secret...
mimi89999seantodd: I get a notification over XMPP
Ge0rGseantodd: I would suggest disabling in-band-registration and either manually adding your friends or having something like prosody's mod_register_web where you send authorized links
seantoddGe0rG: I only had it enabled a while back. i learned from that mistake real quick. :D