[Operators] Recent Google XMPP Federation problems

David Horwitz david.horwitz at uct.ac.za
Sun Feb 24 13:56:48 CST 2008

Hi Arnaud,

Nope also seen no change - not sure if anyone tried to enable google 
apps team addition for our domain - but if they did it was unofficial :-)

On a related note it might be useful to know from the google team how 
best to report these problems to them, and avoid the frustration that 
was vented earlier in this thread :-)


Arnaud Abélard wrote:
> 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?
> AA.
>> --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

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