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author Kim Alvefur <>
date Fri, 28 Aug 2015 18:03:58 +0200
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- 'Stage-Alpha'
summary: 'XEP-0191: Simple Communications Blocking support'


Privacy lists are a widely implemented protocol for instructing your
server on blocking communications with selected users and services.

However experience has shown that the power and flexibility of the
rule-based system that privacy lists allow is very often much more
complex than the user needs, and that in most cases a simple block on
all communications to or from a list of specified JIDs would suffice.

Such a protocol would also allow much simpler user interface design than
the current attempts at full privacy list interfaces.


Simple Communications Blocking was developed to solve the above issues,
and allows the client to manage a simple list of blocked JIDs. This
plugin implements support for that protocol in Prosody, however the
actual blocking is still managed by mod\_privacy, so it is **required**
for that plugin to be loaded (this may change in future).

An XEP-0191 implementation without dependency on mod\_privacy is
available in Prosody 0.10 as


Simply ensure that mod\_privacy (or mod\_privacy\_lists in 0.10+) and
mod\_blocking are loaded in your modules\_enabled list:

        modules_enabled = {
                        -- ...
                        "privacy", -- or privacy_lists in Prosody 0.10+
                        -- ...


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  0.10   Works but will conflict with mod\_blocklist
  0.9    Works
  0.8    Works
  0.7    Works
  0.6    Doesn't work
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