[Standards-JIG] Re: JEP-126 (Invisibility)

Kevin Smith kevin at kismith.co.uk
Wed Apr 12 18:02:17 UTC 2006

On 12 Apr 2006, at 18:45, Hal Rottenberg wrote:
> On 4/12/06, Peter Saint-Andre <stpeter at jabber.org> wrote:
>> The traditional approach to invisibility has been to stop presence
>> broadcasts at my server, so they would never get to your server (let
>> alone your client). Once presence gets to your client, it may be  
>> shown
>> to you (if your client doesn't understand <show>invisible</show>)  
>> or you
>> may be able to pull it off the stream (via XML debug or whatever).  
>> So at
>> that point my presence is leaked.
> I've only been half-paying attention to this thread, so feel free to
> call me an idiot for this comment.

I'm not going to call you an idiot, and I haven't followed this  
thread at all, but anything less than stopping the stanzas at your  
own server isn't good enough for any sort of privacy.

Giving a presence to a remote server is equivalent to giving it to  
the remote client.


Kevin Smith
Psi Jabber client maintainer (http://psi-im.org/)
Postgraduate Research Student, Computer Science, University Of Exeter

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