[Operators] Recent Google XMPP Federation problems

David Horwitz david.horwitz at uct.ac.za
Sun Feb 24 14:12:00 CST 2008




> 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 hours/days.
>

What does it take to activate this? Do you need to supply come kind on 
domain ownership? Otherwise this is very bad (any one of our 26K+ staff 
or students could kill our XMPP federation)



David


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


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