[Operators] Recent Google XMPP Federation problems

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at stpeter.im
Sat Feb 23 01:16:56 CST 2008

Hi Justin, many thanks for following up on this. --Peter

Justin Uberti wrote:
> All,
> The fix went into production today. XMPP Federation should be working
> normally for all domains.
> --justin
> On Fri, Feb 22, 2008 at 5:47 AM, Keith Burgoyne <keith at silverorange.com>
> wrote:
>> Thanks for getting back to us Justin. We appreciate your efforts!!
>> Justin Uberti wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> There's been some discussion on this list about recent changes
>>> regarding XMPP Federation at Google, and wanted to provide some
>>> information on this issue.
>>> The recent launch of Google Apps Team Edition caused a problem that
>>> broke XMPP Federation for some domains. In a nutshell, the issue was
>>> that certain domains were being treated as if they were hosted at
>>> Google, as opposed to being federated with Google. This prevented XMPP
>>> packets from being routed properly.
>>> A fix has been identified and existing federated domains should start
>>> working again soon. The fix also prevents the problem from happening
>>> in the future with new federated domains. I'll send another update
>>> when the fix is live in production.
>>> Thanks,
>>> Justin Uberti
>>> Tech Lead
>>> Google
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