[Standards] xep-0177 - question about DTLS

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Wed Feb 7 17:21:17 UTC 2007

Robin Redeker wrote:
> Hi!
> I've been following the discussion about jingle here a bit.
> And I just read
> http://www.xmpp.org/extensions/xep-0177.html
> A question arised when i read section 4.1 (End-to-End Data Encryption):
>    In order to secure the data stream, implementations SHOULD use
>    encryption methods appropriate to the transport method; in the case
>    of UDP, that would include Datagram Transport Layer Security (DTLS)
>    as specified in RFC 4347
> Who is the server and who is the client in those connections?
> Is the server side the initiating entity? And does that mean
> that all clients which are able to init such a transfer have
> to know about DTLS?
> How is DTLS negotiated?

Good questions. It seems that I need to read up on DTLS...

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