[Standards] Proposed XMPP Extension: Internet of Things - Discovery

Philipp Hancke fippo at goodadvice.pages.de
Mon Apr 7 09:04:25 UTC 2014

> The alternative is we just say "Components are privately-authenticated S2S
> connections", and invoke BiDi and SASL auth and make it happen. This is
> functionally equivalent, but differs in that components are no longer
> special in any way (aside from near-mandatory support for XEP-0288), aren't
> backwards compatible with the older protocol, which becomes obsolete. That
> appeals to my sense of purity, and is likely significantly more secure in a
> number of ways. (At the very least, the security profile would be better
> understood).

Well, I think the primary differences are that
a) components will appear in disco#items
b) a server won't attempt to connect to a component

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