[Standards] JingleFT XEP encryption conflicts

Travis Burtrum travis at burtrum.org
Tue Jan 3 21:55:58 UTC 2017


Hello all,

I noticed https://xmpp.org/extensions/xep-0234.html#security says:

In order to secure the data stream, implementations SHOULD use
encryption methods appropriate to the transport method being used. For
example, end-to-end encryption can be negotiated over either SOCKS5
Bytestreams or In-Band Bytestreams as described in XEP-0260 and XEP-0261.

Yet 260/261 both say:

https://xmpp.org/extensions/xep-0260.html#security-media

This specification, like XEP-0065 before it, does not directly support
end-to-end encryption of the media sent over the transport.

https://xmpp.org/extensions/xep-0261.html#security-media

This specification, like XEP-0047 before it, does not directly support
end-to-end encryption of the media sent over the transport.

So I at least am very confused, can anyone help? :)

Thanks,
Travis


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