[Standards] LAST CALL: XEP-0322 (Efficient XML Interchange (EXI) Format)

Daurnimator quae at daurnimator.com
Wed Oct 22 15:32:07 UTC 2014


On 22 October 2014 09:57, Tobias Markmann <tmarkmann at googlemail.com> wrote:

> I think using a more secure hash function would be beneficial for reducing
> code. Secure wireless constrained applications are likely to already
> include a high security cryptographic hash function. Using this hash
> function would avoid the need of implementing MD5 at all. Maybe, hash
> agility could also be useful in this case. So clients, I think this is the
> main deployment target for as constrained device, can pick the one already
> available. Servers which are likely to have more power can then simply use
> the same hash as the client.
>

I would think SHA-1 a better choice than MD5 at least.
And clients will already need it for capabilities:
http://xmpp.org/extensions/xep-0115.html#security-mti
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