[Operators] Recent Google XMPP Federation problems

Arnaud Abélard arnaud.abelard at univ-nantes.fr
Sun Feb 24 14:05:48 CST 2008

David Horwitz wrote:
> 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 :-)

Actually, i just noticed something bad, bad, bad from google. When 
activating Google Apps For Teams Edition, it actives gtalk automatically 
for the domain, so i guess the rerouting behavior was understandable in 
my case. I just disabled it, and hope we'll see some change in a few 

On another note, it would be indeed usefull to have a modus operandi for 
XMPP Federation related problem reporting with google.


> David
> 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

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