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

Brian Cully bcully at gmail.com
Tue Feb 24 13:50:32 CST 2009

	This is whack. As an alternative, how about you don't host the domain  
at all until you see an SRV pointing to google's servers? It's just  
not good enough to allow anyone out there to hijack service just as  
long as they get to it first. If someone points the SRV record, that's  
a good sign that someone with real authority actually wants to use  
your services.


On 24-Feb-2009, at 13:26, Justin Uberti wrote:

> One that has a SRV record in DNS.
> On Mon, Feb 23, 2009 at 3:50 PM, David Banes <david at banes.org> wrote:
> Hi Justin,
> Are you able to define "an existing federated domain" for us?
> thanks,
> David.
> 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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