[ejabberd] mod_vcard wildcard searching

Jesse Thompson jesse.thompson at doit.wisc.edu
Thu Feb 28 18:39:06 MSK 2008

Mickaël Rémond wrote:
> Hello,
> Le 27 févr. 08 à 22:53, Jesse Thompson a écrit :
>> Is there a way to enable '*string*' wildcard seaching in ejabberd, 
>> instead of just allowing a wildcard at the end of a query?
>> Even better, it would me more intuitive if ejabberd dropped the need 
>> for asterisks and just assumed that all searches are unbound substring 
>> searches.
> This is not possible yet. My only worry in making this default is that 
> it could increase the load in searching (and could become a possible 
> security problem).
> If we go this way, we might have to introduce a throttling feature, for 
> example saying that we do not want more than N search during X seconds.

Yeah, I didn't really consider that risk.  As a first step, it could be 
an optional parameter so that large implementations can disable it.

I might dig around the source code and try it myself.

Is there a JIRA task for this feature request?


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