XMPP/Jabber


FOSS Stockholm is a group of Open Source developers, users, advocates and fans that meet and talk about various Open Source related issues. Today we had a lot of good talks on Open Source in development countries and it’s affect on democracy, about Open Source project management and other interesting topics. I had a quick overview of realtime communication security in order to stimulate a discussion. The slides are now published on Slideshare.

Realtime communication security – SIP, XMPP and others

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Peter Saint-Andre blogs¬†about Jabber’s 11th anniversary and what the focus will be for the XMPP community during 2010. Here’s his list:

  • End-to-end encryption
  • Finalizing Jingle-based file transfer
  • Multi-user Jingle for voice conferencing and the like
  • Distributing chat rooms across servers
  • Bridging between serverless mode and server mode (very useful in distressed networks)
  • Reputation systems for XMPP servers and users

All of these issues are important. End-to-end encryption is something that the SIP community should spend more time trying to handle and I can only wish for some cooperation between SIP and XMPP in trying to find a security architecture for end-to-end communication – involving both encryption and authentication.