[Stox] Spencer Dawkins' No Objection on draft-ietf-stox-im-12: (with COMMENT)

"Spencer Dawkins" <spencerdawkins.ietf@gmail.com> Thu, 05 March 2015 05:11 UTC

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Subject: [Stox] Spencer Dawkins' No Objection on draft-ietf-stox-im-12: (with COMMENT)
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I'm glad to see these specifications moving forward. Thanks for that.

I have a couple of you-need-smarter-ADs questions. As prologue, please
remember I have a decent understanding of SIP, an indecent understanding
of SIMPLE, and mostly, I just stare uncomprehendingly when I see raw
XMPP.

It did not jump out at me when reading this specification, whether there
is any assurance to a sender on one side of the gateway that a message
was delivered successfully to a receiver on the other side of the
gateway. If there's not, that might be worth pointing out a bit earlier
than a Note: halfway through page 5.

Is there a possible mismatch between what a sender thinks is happening,
TLS-wise, on one side of the gateway, and what a receiver actually
receives, TLS-wise, on the other side? I'm not smart enough to ask the
right question, but if an XMPP sender knows she's sending over TLS, but
the XMPP-to-SIP gateway maps that into a non-TLS SIP transaction on the
other side, is the kind of scenario I'm thinking of. If so, perhaps it's
worth pointing that out someplace (the Security Considerations section
would be fine).