[ejabberd] Ignore group disappearing

Konstantin Khomoutov flatworm at users.sourceforge.net
Thu Feb 17 01:58:00 MSK 2011

On Wed, Feb 16, 2011 at 09:44:47PM +0000, Phil Reynolds wrote:

> >>Since I set up my new server, I have noticed that, whereas I can add users
> >>to the "Ignore" group during a session, they do not appear to be
> >>saved in my roster
> >
> >
> >I can't find the word "Ignore" in ejabberd source code. Your problem,
> >without additional details, can be considered invalid regarding to
> >ejabberd.
> After investigating further, this appears to relate more to users to
> whom I have denied authorization to subscribe to my presence,
> regardless of the group I put them in. I use a group called
> "Ignore", as the one where I list users I wish to ignore, and have
> set up a suitable privacy list to achieve this.
> However, if I deny authorization, as I want to with such users, the
> users are removed from my roster altogether, rendering my "Ignore"
> group ineffective. For Yahoo contacts at least, they return as "new"
> - Psi shows them under "Not in list" - and request authorization
> again. ICQ contacts (by far my biggest source of IDs to ignore)
> simply disappear.
> Under my previous setup, which finished on the same version of
> ejabberd, I think I could keep the "denied" contacts on my roster -
> but if I do need to authorize them now, would they in fact be
> blocked from seeing my presence?
Just add these users to a suitable privacy list (possibly creating one
if needed), denying everything for any of them.
How to do this, heavily depends on the client you're using.

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