[Security] XTLS

Justin Karneges justin at affinix.com
Wed Mar 21 18:00:26 CDT 2007


On Wednesday 21 March 2007 2:57 pm, Matthias Wimmer wrote:
> Hi Justin!
>
> Justin Karneges schrieb:
> > TLS protects a bytestream of data.  We haven't defined what would be
> > inside of this stream, but anyway this stream needs to be transported
> > over XMPP as a series of stanzas.  I only suggest IBB as the transport
> > because you'll end up reinventing it anyway.  E.g. the difference
> > wouldn't amount to much more than changing the element & namespace.
>
> Wasn't IBB initialy just one of different types to connect two entities?
> Couldn't we define XTLS generically on top of one of these bytestreams?
> So XTLS could be done on IBB as well as on a direct connection between
> two network entities.

True, this mechanism should probably use xep-95 (or other) to select a 
transport, and not target IBB specifically.

-Justin


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