[Operators] Issues connecting to jabber.co.za

David Horwitz david.horwitz at uct.ac.za
Tue Oct 14 06:46:01 CDT 2008


Hi Norman,

You can try connect to our server (uct.ac.za) which has those setting 
(tls optional + allow self signed dialback). We also get a secure 
connection with jabber.org & have a thawte cert....

D

Norman Rasmussen wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 14, 2008 at 1:22 PM, lzby 
> <lzby.3h9q0b at no-mx.jabberforum.org 
> <mailto:lzby.3h9q0b at no-mx.jabberforum.org>> wrote:
>
>     I am the admin of the jabber.co.za <http://jabber.co.za> server.
>     We are using Openfire 3.6.0a
>     currently.
>
>
> Hi lzby, and thanks for the reply,
>
>     On my security settings page for server to server, I have the
>     following
>     option selected:
>
>              Optional - Connections between servers may use secured
>     connections.
>
>     As opposed to:
>     Required - Connections between servers always use secured
>     connections.
>     which is not selected.
>
>
> sounds good.
>  
>
>     Also, there is a tickbox that I can select (not selected at the
>     moment):
>     Accept self-signed certificates. Server dialback over TLS is now
>     available.
>
>
> My cert is signed by jabber.org <http://jabber.org>'s StartCom CA. 
>  And I'm sure my testing with openssl hasn't been sending a cert at all.  
>
>  - Maybe try enabling the option and I can recheck to see if there's a 
> difference?
>
> With all my testing with openssl, jabber.co.za <http://jabber.co.za> 
> is the only server that it fails to connect to.  (and the openssl 
> command line client is _very_ liberal with what it accepts by default)
>  
>
>     If I look at the list of current server to server connections, I
>     have a
>     list of 32 connections, two of which are using encryption
>     (rivera.za.net <http://rivera.za.net>
>     and jabber.org <http://jabber.org>).
>
>
> I have (amongst others), encrypted connections to: jabber.org 
> <http://jabber.org>, jabber.ru <http://jabber.ru>, and rivera.za.net 
> <http://rivera.za.net>.   Can you tell if both directions are encrypted?
>
>     I am not sure how I can be of assistance to you, but please let me
>     know
>     if I can help in any way.
>
>
> Being able to get hold of you is a great way to be of assistance :-)
>
> -- 
> - Norman Rasmussen
> - Email: norman at rasmussen.co.za <mailto:norman at rasmussen.co.za>
> - Home page: http://norman.rasmussen.co.za/
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