[Standards] XTLS revisited

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at stpeter.im
Mon Dec 15 19:28:15 UTC 2008


Dirk Meyer wrote:
> Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
>> Justin Karneges wrote:
>>> On Monday 15 December 2008 07:46:16 Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
>>>> Therefore I suggest that we simplify e2e by using
>>>> something very close to the original XTLS proposal to set up, use, and
>>>> tear down and XTLS tunnel. I've outlined the protocol below.
>>> First, we should use IBB.  Sure, it adds complexity with the block sizes and 
>>> message vs iq, but you want this stuff.  The only downside is the extra round 
>>> trip on startup.  
>> And the concern that lots of server admins will block IBB because people
>> use it for file transfer, whereas (some) server admins might be less
>> likely to block a technology that enables user security.
> 
> Since you can use IBB over XTLS, an admin may ban XTLS, too.

Yes, but why not minimize the reasons for blocking end-to-end encryption?



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