[Council] VOTE: SOCKS5 Bytestreams

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Sun Mar 2 10:38:16 CST 2003


I can update the JEP to make this more explicit. We're using (parts of)
the SOCKS5 protocol in this JEP, but you can't just use an off-the-shelf
SOCKS5 proxy to implement this JEP.

Peter

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Peter Saint-Andre
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On Thu, 27 Feb 2003, Dave Smith wrote:

> 
> On Thursday, Feb 27, 2003, at 10:41 America/Denver, David Waite wrote:
> 
> > Quick question (since I know an author is on this list) - can I assume 
> > in a Mediated Connection (Setion 3.2) that the mediator can be a real 
> > SOCKS proxy? In that case, wouldn't I use my 'real' authentication for 
> > that proxy rather than the dynamically generated keypair? Or is it not 
> > possible to use an off-the-shelf SOCKS proxy for this purpose?
> 
> You simply can't use a SOCKS5 proxy with this. SOCKS5 proxies don't 
> know that they need to wait around for a connection from multiple 
> parties.
> 
> I'm surprised this (fundamental) issue didn't come up in the Council 
> review of the JEP.
> 
> D.
> 
> >
> > -David Waite
> >
> > Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
> >
> >> We discussed the SOCKS5 Bytestreams proposal (JEP-0065) in the most 
> >> recent
> >> Council meeting and no Council members had objections. Therefore I 
> >> would
> >> like to present this JEP for a vote of the Council. Because this is a
> >> Standards-Track JEP, a +1 vote means you approve of advancing this to
> >> Draft. Please vote or voice your objections on the list.
> >>
> >> http://www.jabber.org/jeps/jep-0065.html
> >>
> >> Thanks.
> >>
> >> Peter
> >>
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