[Operators] Fwd: [jdev] TLS Everywhere

kdex kdex at kdex.de
Mon Oct 28 08:37:45 UTC 2013

In response to your email subject: Does this include abandoning the 
'legacy SSL' encryption option and finally switching over to TLS only? 
I'm not sure why we still have a choice there; isn't legacy SSL more 

On 10/28/2013 04:24 AM, Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
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> Subject: [jdev] TLS Everywhere
> Date: Sun, 27 Oct 2013 21:23:08 -0600
> From: Peter Saint-Andre <stpeter at stpeter.im>
> Reply-To: Jabber/XMPP software development list <jdev at jabber.org>
> To: jdev at jabber.org
> Almost 15 years have passed since my friend Jeremie Miller released
> the initial version of the jabberd IM server, launching the Jabber
> open-source community and the technology we know today as XMPP. Yet,
> all that time, hop-by-hop encryption using SSL/TLS has been optional
> on the XMPP network. A number of server operators and software
> developers in the XMPP community have decided that needs to change for
> the better. Based on discussions at the XMPP Summit last week in
> Portland, Oregon, I have drafted a plan for upgrading the XMPP network
> to always-on, mandatory, ubiquitous encryption. You can find it here:
> https://github.com/stpeter/manifesto
> In short: we owe it to those who use XMPP technologies to improve the
> security of the network (and thanks to Thijs Alkemade, we now have
> better ways to test such security, using the newly-launched "IM
> Observatory" at xmpp.net). Although we know that channel encryption is
> not the complete answer, it's the right thing to do because it will
> help to protect people's communications from prying eyes.
> If you or your organization develop XMPP-compatible software or run a
> service that's connected to the XMPP network, I encourage you to sign
> the statement by following the instructions in the README at the URL
> shown above.
> Thanks!
> Peter
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