Some comments about implementing a virtual users component

Pedro Melo melo at
Mon Feb 5 13:27:31 UTC 2007

Please ignore this.... :)

My modifications to the RosterStorage where preventing the subscribe  
presence stanza to reach my component.


Em Feb 5, 2007, às 12:11 PM, Pedro Melo escreveu:

> Hi,
> At work I needed to implement a component for a subdomin in which  
> all their users have the following behavior. It will be used to add  
> phone numbers as JIDs to your roster, acting as a helper for SIP  
> and to send and receive SMSs.
>  * They are always online;
>  * They always accept subscription requests and try to subscribe  
> the JID that asks.
> As a base for this I wrote a subclass of Component and  
> Component::Node. This deals with all the IQ disco, and VCard stuff  
> simply and effectively.
> I started with the InMemory RosterStorage to deal with the roster,  
> subclass it to override load_roster, so that when asked to be  
> subscribed I could reply with a subscription of 'from'. This deals  
> with the "always accept subscription requests" part.
> I've also hooked the  PresenceChecker phase to give back a valid  
> presence every time. Now they are always online.
> The only thing that I wasn't able to see a way to do with current  
> hooks is sending back a subscription request for each subscription.  
> I've added a new phase, PresenceSubscriptionRequested but I think  
> we could add hooks on all roster-change related presences....
> Opinions?
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