My server is on my buddy list

I didn’t get the name of this presenter, but he showed a cool little app he’d implemented on his servers to allow his Jabber client in GMail see whether his servers were still online.

He’d also enabled some rudimentary monitoring commands that he could use to “chat” with his boxes about their runtime, for instance.

The audience got a bit nervous about the potential for security holes here, understandably when you’ve got that kind of interface into running code on your servers.

I’ll try and get his name and update this post.