[Operators] Fwd: [jdev] TLS Everywhere

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at stpeter.im
Tue Oct 29 17:46:41 UTC 2013


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On 10/29/13 11:40 AM, Jesse Thompson wrote:
> On 10/28/2013 2:52 PM, Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
>> On 10/28/13 1:41 PM, Jesse Thompson wrote:
>>> Are there more details?  Specifically, does "hop-by-hop
>>> encryption using SSL/TLS" require strong association between a
>>> domain name and an XML stream as described in
>>> draft-ietf-xmpp-dna-04?
>> 
>> We, as a community, need to figure out what we can do.
>> 
>> Realistically, I think we need to prefer authenticated encryption
>> via PKI, POSH, or DNSSEC/DANE and fall back to opportunistic
>> encryption via TLS + dialback.
> 
> So, the presumption is that servers which aren't capable of at
> least TLS+dialback will be cut off?

Yes.

Now, this is a proposal, not an ultimatum. We, as a community, need to
come to a decision about whether this is a reasonable course of
action. However, I do think we owe it to the users of our services to
provide a higher level of security.

Peter

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Peter Saint-Andre
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