I was just thinking about how Jabber and IM systems in general deal in "presence notification". I thought it'd be a neat hack to have a server (or possibly an individual application) log on to a Jabber account.
This does a couple things.
- You have a convenient way to monitor your servers in near-real time.
- It opens the possibility to instrumenting your server or app with informational commands that can be accessed through Jabber.
Has anyone seen this implemented?
FYI: Jabber is the protocol behind Google Talk.