[Standards] UPDATED: XEP-0220 (Server Dialback)

Philipp Hancke fippo at goodadvice.pages.de
Tue Apr 26 07:27:53 UTC 2011

On Mon, 25 Apr 2011, XMPP Extensions Editor wrote:
> Version 0.9 of XEP-0220 (Server Dialback) has been released.
> Abstract: This specification defines the Server Dialback protocol, which is used between XMPP servers to provide identity verification. Server Dialback uses the Domain Name System (DNS) as the basis for verifying identity; the basic approach is that when a receiving server accepts a server-to-server connection from an originating server, it does not process traffic over the connection until it has verified a key with an authoritative server for the domain asserted by the originating server. Although Server Dialback does not provide strong authentication or trusted federation and although it is subject to DNS poisoning attacks, it has effectively prevented most instances of address spoofing on the XMPP network since its development in the year 2000.
> Changelog: To reduce the possibility of confusion, harmonized the protocol sections so that they show only the first dialback negotiation from Originating Server to Receiving Server. (psa)

Congratulations, you managed not to fix the from/to bugs, despite having a 
patch ( http://hancke.name/jabber/ilovelovelovebugsinexamples.patch )

This is ridiculous.

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