[jdev] Jabber Spoofing on unique server

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Thu Mar 31 18:06:33 CST 2005

On Thu, Mar 31, 2005 at 04:14:02PM +0200, micky501 at free.fr wrote:

> I have a question concerning spoofing in Jabber. I would like to send a message
> to a user connected to the same server than me. When I change the "from"
> attributes in my <message> tag, nothing happens. I thought the dialback
> mechanism was only between 2 different servers. Is there another mechanism to
> prevent this kind of spoofing ? 

Dialback prevents hostname spoofing. Servers are also required to 
enforce the from address to make sure that it matches the username 
with which the client authenticated.

> Does someone know how to spoof a JID ?

Um, we deliberately made that hard to do.


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