[Standards-JIG] Groupchat using original jid's

Jens Mikkelsen gyldenskjold at mail.dk
Tue Oct 26 15:46:36 UTC 2004


On Mon, 2004-10-25 at 23:41, Justin Karneges wrote:
> On Monday 25 October 2004 12:27 pm, Jens Mikkelsen wrote:
> > On Mon, 2004-10-25 at 20:54, Rachel Blackman wrote:
> > > > Is there a standard for groupchat, where the group isn't administrated
> > > > by the server or where the original jids are used?
> > >
> > > MU-C in a non-anonymous room includes the real JIDs in the presence
> > > packets.  It is therefore possible to map the room-resource format
> > > nicknames to the real JID.
> >
> > Hmmm... Ok. I haven't heard of the MU-C before. I have looked at
> > jep-0045. To me it seems, that the server administrates this group,
> > hence it could, if compromised, send the wrong JID's to the users.
> > Thereby I had to trust the server, to be sure to get the right JIDs,
> > right?
> > What I was looking for, was something where the client was an
> > administrator and the server, was a dummy forwarding packages. Then I
> > could digatally sign the messages and the user JIDs. I hope I am making
> > my self clear.
> 
> Signing a packet with a key that is known to be owned by some JID should be 
> enough to indicate the real JID.  No need to modify the server at all.  Some 
> clients actually send signed messages over groupchat today, although this 
> isn't a formal standard.
> 

This seems right! But I will need to study the protocol further. Thanks

> -Justin
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