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Openfire Administration by Mayank Sharma

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Policing and Tuning The Server

Remember how I told you that we were too liberal with the basic setup in the previous chapter? It's now time to do something about it. In this section, we'll look at some Openfire functions that will help us police the network. We'll resolve conflicts, control indiscriminate user registration, and keep watch while the users aren't online.

Curb Indiscriminate Registration

Allowing users to register themselves is, like all server decisions, a good and a bad idea. You have to balance convenience with how tight you want to run the ship. If you let users register themselves, there's a strong possibility you'll have more Openfire users than there are people using the network—who's stopping them from registering a new nickname ...

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