[Operators] How can I tell if gtalk thinks it authoritative for my XMPP domain?

David Banes david at banes.org
Mon Feb 23 17:50:47 CST 2009

Hi Justin,

Are you able to define "an existing federated domain" for us?



On 24/02/2009, at 5:57 AM, Justin Uberti wrote:

> We made some changes on our service to address this issue and  
> prevent it from reoccurring. In no case should an existing federated  
> domain be affected by Google Apps users.
> --justin
> On Mon, Feb 23, 2009 at 7:32 AM, Jesse Thompson <jesse.thompson at doit.wisc.edu 
> > wrote:
> rek2 wrote:
> looks like our server is having the issue again, it was fine for a  
> whole year and today just stop working..
> looks like more servers are having the problem:
> http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Talk/thread?tid=12547027e1d0db93&hl=en
> No problems here, FWIW.
> Our domains aren't signed up with Google Apps, but we had a few  
> hundred users who "activated" some of our domains, causing Google to  
> hijack our XMPP service for a while until we requested that they  
> disable Talk for those domains.
> Based on stpeter's comments on this page
> http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Talk/thread?tid=089ae52d97176669&hl=en
> it seems that Google might have temporarily lost a config file that  
> specified which domains don't want to be impersonated by Google  
> without their permission.
> If this is going to be a regular occurrence, perhaps Google should  
> change their default behavior to only offer XMPP service for those  
> domains that have had an authoritative representative of the domain  
> sign up for the service.
> Jesse
> -- 
>  Jesse Thompson
>  Division of Information Technology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
>  Email/IM: jesse.thompson at doit.wisc.edu

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