This from a Dreamhost support worker (emphasis mine):

I just ran our new magical super jabber fixer script, and it's assured me that your jabber is working now. I have full confidence in this script, but should it have been lieing to me please let me know and I'll see what more I can do. Thanks! James

I wrote him back asking if he had a version of the script for DB2 or Oracle 10g. He responded:

Maybe now we'll let it loose on our bgp tables... hmm... maybe best to limit it to jabber. Cheers! James

I love techs with a sense of humor with their customers. It makes working with them so much more fun.