[Operators] The Google issue

Christopher Orr chris at orr.me.uk
Tue May 13 17:28:54 UTC 2014


Hi all,

>> I wonder what will happen on Saturday:
>>
>> "January 4, 2014 - first test day requiring encryption"
>> https://github.com/stpeter/manifesto/blob/master/manifesto.txt
>>
>> I hope that the people in charge at Google are aware that not
>> supporting this effort perhaps would result in a smaller or larger
>> PR disaster.
>
> Our friends on the Google Talk team are aware of our work on improving
> server-to-server security. Google domains will not be part of the
> first test day, but I understand that they will support
> unauthenticated encryption (TLS + Server Dialback) before our proposed
> date for a permanent switchover to an encrypted network (May 19, 2014).

With the final switchover date less than a week away, and because I 
haven't noticed any reports from the last couple of encryption test 
days, I was wondering what the status is.  Has anybody heard anything 
more about XMPP changes at Google?

Regards,
Chris


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