[Operators] Recent Google XMPP Federation problems

Arnaud Abélard arnaud.abelard at univ-nantes.fr
Sun Feb 24 13:45:27 CST 2008

Justin Uberti wrote:
> All,
> The fix went into production today. XMPP Federation should be working 
> normally for all domains.

Thank you very much for this update Justin. Is it normal that I can not 
see anything change in the situation yet? Google still seem not to be 
able to reach our domain.

The explanation you gave made me think about the fact we activated 
google apps team edition on our domain to give it a try but we never 
meant to enable gtalk for it. Our domain already has its XMPP service 
running properly with the right SRV entries and all. I didn't think that 
all our XMPP trafic would be rerouted back to google or is that actually 
the problem the fix was supposed to, well...fix?

Am I the only one not noticing any improvement yet?


> --justin
> On Fri, Feb 22, 2008 at 5:47 AM, Keith Burgoyne <keith at silverorange.com 
> <mailto: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

Arnaud Abélard (jabber: arnaud.abelard at univ-nantes.fr)
Administrateur Système
Centre de Ressources Informatiques
Université de Nantes
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