[Members] Civil Disobedience

Nolan Eakins sneakin at semanticgap.com
Wed Aug 24 12:16:45 CDT 2005

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Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
| FYI, Joe Beda (who works on Google Talk) has state publicly that they
| haven't even coded up s2s yet, so perhaps y'all could back off for a
| http://www.haloscan.com/comments/jbeda/249/#271467

Hrm. #3 and the paragraph below makes me ask, has he even read the RFCs
or anything about Jabber?

To do something constructive though, SPIM seems to be their concern.
Requiring TLS and a real cert came up in this thread. I think requiring
a real cert that can be resolved to some CA would be /the/ spam
preventer. Even after going through the hurdles of proving who you are
to get a cert, there would still be the problem of hiding your location
if you popped a new server up and were forced to use a real cert.

Of course the server would need to cache the cert and verify it with the
CA in case someone does flood the network with messages. It provides a
nice "paper" trail to a physical location.

Any problems with my reasoning on this, and what needs to be done to get
it going?

- - Nolan

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