[GnomeMeeting-devel-list] ILS extension on ils.seconix.com

Hi all,

Today I had an excellent idea (I think), but it needs discussion.
Actually, I noticed that we wanted to add filters because when you are
registered to ILS you don't want to be called by everybody.

Well, I think that when doing things this way, we are not solving the
real problem, we only add a workaround to try to solve the main problem
: having an efficient way to locate people without being disturbed by
users you don't know.

I think that ILS should have 2 purposes :
1) meet new people to discuss with (most NM users are using NM that way
and for sex only)
2) easily contact your friends around the world

In case 1), you want to be online on ILS and visible to all users. In
case 2), you don't want to be contacted by other ILS users, you only
want to be contacted by your friends.

Our future solution was to be online on ILS, but to filter incoming
calls. I think it is a workaround.

My current solution is the following:
- In case 1), you are online on ILS and visible to all users. 
- In case 2), you are registered on ILS but you are not visible when
refreshing the server. You are only visible when the user is doing a
search for your particular e-mail. It is pretty efficient,
I register to ILS with dsandras seconix com, but I'm not visible to
users who are doing a refresh. However, if somebody is calling
callto://ils.seconix.com/dsandras seconix com, it will work, even though
I'm not listed.

I think it is still a better way to do things than filters because most
GM users are in case 2). They don't use GM to meet new people. They are
using GM to contact people they know around the world. Those people
don't want to be listed on ILS, but they still want to have their own
callto:// address so that their friends can contact them.

Good or bad idea?

If you think it is a good idea, we could use the ilsa39321630 attribute
proposed by Microsoft but unused by Netmeeting :

value 1 = personal; 2 = business; 4 = adult

We would use 1 (= personal = normal use = listed on ILS), and 2 (=
business = not listed on ILS but working callto).

There are 2 ways to implement that :
- on the software side, when we do a refresh in ILS, we add a search
filter on the value 1, so that people with value 2 are not listed.
The bad side of the story is that you can hack GM and ask him to list
all users like before.

- on the server side, if value = 2, we only list the user if a search on
his email is done. if value = 1, we always list him.

Ideas, comments ?

 _	Damien Sandras
(o-	GnomeMeeting: http://www.gnomemeeting.org/
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	H.323 phone:  callto://ils.seconix.com/dsandras seconix com

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