[JDEV] Dialback and STARTTLS

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Thu Nov 20 15:52:39 CST 2003

On Thu, Nov 20, 2003 at 09:53:52PM +0100, Matthias Wimmer wrote:
> Hi!
> If Dialback is implemented together with STARTTLS. What is the intended
> layering of these two protocols?
> Should dialback used first and TLS started afterwards or should TLS
> started first (should it be used for the dialback connection as well?)?
> Or is it forbidden to use STARTTLS together with dialback?

I think dialback should be done first, then TLS. Applying dialback first
ensures that the domain names have been validated, and there is nothing
in the dialback negotiation that really requires channel encryption as
far as I can see.

> HAM: DB1MW                      xmpp:mawis at charente.de

Hmm, what about the HAM transport? ;-)


Peter Saint-Andre
Jabber Software Foundation

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