[Operators] XMPP federation over Tor : supported by Prosody, join us !

Alain Wolf xmaster at urown.net
Fri Oct 16 12:00:08 UTC 2015

On 15.10.2015 at 22:07, Finn Herzfeld wrote:
> That's pretty cool, but this whole mapping thing seems broken. Would
> there be a way for a server to probe another server over the clearnet
> for an onion address, then it can cache that and build it's own list? I
> don't know a ton about the actual XMPP wire protocol so I'm not sure how
> best to go about that, but it seems like something that could be done.
Doesn't a SRV record in DNS already do just that?

> Finn Herzfeld
> On 10/15/2015 12:59 PM, Nicholas Merrill wrote:
>> The prosody XMPP server has a mod_onions module that can do federation
>> between Tor .onion hidden services, to mitigate metadata analysis and
>> add an additional layer of security.
>> If any of you Prosody server operators want to set it up, see the
>> following URL for details:
>> https://blog.thijsalkema.de/me/blog/blog/2013/06/11/xmpp-federation-over-tor-hidden-services/
>> If you do set it up, then we have some lua code you can use to add a map
>> of the .onion hidden server addresses for a few popular services ( 9 at
>> this time but there will surely be more soon - we hope you will add your
>> service to the list ! )
>> https://github.com/nickcalyx/xmpp-onion-map
>> best,
>> Nick

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