[Operators] Secure Communications Week

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at stpeter.im
Fri Aug 15 11:00:09 CDT 2008


Johansson Olle E wrote:
> 
> 15 aug 2008 kl. 17.36 skrev Peter Saint-Andre:
> 
>> David Horwitz wrote:
>>> Hi All,
>>> I just was looking at registering our service at www.xmpp.net Is 
>>> there  any reason why xmpp@[domain] is not a valid verification 
>>> address? Being a large university all the other addresses are handled 
>>> by other departments....
>>
>> Yes, I know. That policy is set by the root CA we use (StartCom) and 
>> we don't have any control over it, since we're just an intermediate CA.
> 
> It's the same as for Geotrust's SSL certificates. In order to confirm 
> your domain, they want you to prove that you are in control of the mail 
> flow. That's why they only have a short list of pre-defined mail 
> addresses to choose from.
> For Geotrust, it's webmaster and sslmaster. Could propably add 
> "xmppmaster" as well, but that's something that we only can suggest from 
> the community side.

For StartCom it's hostmaster, postmaster, and webmaster, in accordance 
with RFC 2142. RFC 3920 mentions the xmpp@ address, but that it not 
accepted by StartCom as an official email address. I suppose I could 
work with them on that. :)

/psa

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