[Operators] Gmail federation

Björn Kempén buffi at google.com
Fri Apr 13 07:06:29 UTC 2012

Sorry that I missed this email.

I can confirm that s2s to gmail does not allow tls.

- Björn

On Thu, Mar 8, 2012 at 2:57 PM, zhong ming wu <mr.z.m.wu at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello
> While you are here, could you please confirm or deny that s2s to gmail
> domain does not allow tls.  Last time I investigated this topic the answer
> was no tls
> Sincerely
> Mr Wu
> On Mar 7, 2012 8:58 AM, "Björn Kempén" <buffi at google.com> wrote:
>> I'm posting an update to this email thread since I was asked to keep
>> other XMPP operators posted with any updates on the investigations.
>> I've been in contact with several owners of federated networks, and
>> performed debugging sessions which hasn't really lead to anything
>> conclusive.
>> None of the cases that I've gone through seems to have been related to
>> the intermittent problem reported here though, and I'm still open to
>> debugging these issues further.
>> The people I've been in contact with have either had configuration
>> issues on one or more of their domains, or experienced problems with
>> connecting to us in the past but not currently.
>> Basically, if you have noticed a regression in your services since a
>> few months ago where you are no longer able to setup a connection to
>> us, feel free to contact me and I'll look into it.
>> We'd like to find any regressions in our server-to-server code to
>> provide a better experience for other federated XMPP networks.
>> You can also email us at xmpp at google.com , which is an email alias for
>> several Google engineers working on our XMPP infastructure.
>> - Björn, Google
>> On Thu, Feb 23, 2012 at 3:50 PM, Juan Pablo Carlino <jpcarlino at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>> > Hello,
>> >
>> > during the last three months i've experienced an intermittent problem to
>> > federate with google.com. Actually this is a common problem if you
>> > browse
>> > the web in search for this issue -there are several old threads
>> > reporting
>> > the same, until some magic happens on Google side and everything goes
>> > back
>> > to the expected behaviour-. But this time, the strange thing is that
>> > some of
>> > the virtual hosts i manage on my ejabberd 2.1 server can federate fine,
>> > while others don't. Moreover, these domains with problems later can do
>> > s2s
>> > fine with Google, without any change on my side.
>> > The symptom is always the same: during s2s handshake the outgoing
>> > connection
>> > from my server closes by timeout waiting for a reply from Google on the
>> > wait_for_validation state. But i don't see why some domains remain
>> > unaffected while others don't.
>> > If anybody is experiencing the same issue i would be glad to know about
>> > it.
>> >
>> > Regards,
>> >
>> > Juan Pablo

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