[Standards] Any protocol to request encrypted connections?

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Tue Feb 6 16:03:10 UTC 2007


Richard Dobson wrote:
> 
>> Sure. So you want a kind of traceroute protocol that enables any 
>> entity in the path to know that the entire path is channel-encrypted. 
>> We've talked about such a thing many times, but haven't developed it 
>> yet. Maybe now is the time to work on it...
> Although you are relying on the servers along the route not being 
> compromised or otherwise bad and telling you the connections are 
> encrypted when they arn't, so it shouldn't be relied on 100%, unless 
> someone can think of a way around that?

Ay, there's the rub.

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