[jdev] Re: Problem Connecting to GoogleTalk using my custom client

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Tue Oct 25 11:46:11 CDT 2005

Gary Burd wrote:
> On 10/25/05, Ralph Meijer <jabber.org at ralphm.ik.nu> wrote:
>> Hmm, so your implementation does not support DIGEST-MD5?
>> Note that XMPP Core requires implementing this.
> The Google Talk Service does not support DIGEST-MD5.
> To implement DIGEST-MD5, a server must store the user's password as
> plain text or store a specific hash of the user name and password.
> DIGEST-MD5 might take some work to implement if a server does not
> store passwords in one of these two formats to begin with.

We have two options:

1. Accept that Google Talk is not fully compliant with RFC 3920.

2. In rfc3920bis, change the must-implement to specify something other 
than DIGEST-MD5 (perhaps advisable anyway, given recent demonstration of 
problems with MD5).


Peter Saint-Andre
Jabber Software Foundation
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