Re: [xmpp] End-to-End Encryption Milestone

Peter Saint-Andre <stpeter@stpeter.im> Mon, 24 February 2014 01:49 UTC

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On 2/23/14, 6:43 PM, Yusuke DOI wrote:
> Just a question:
>
> (2014-02-22 05:31), Ben Campbell wrote:
>> The XMPP working group has a milestone for "Define a solution for
>> end-to-end encryption." We have not seen much activity there of late,
>> and it has been suggested that we may need to delete that milestone
>> due to insufficient interest and energy.
>
> Does the 'end-to-end encryption' mean something like PGP encryption? I
> just noticed XEP-0027 is histiorical. Does the WG need different solution?
>
> Also, XML encryption seems to fit if key management issue is solved (but
> maybe too generic and complex for simple stanza encryption).
>
> http://www.w3.org/TR/xmlenc-core/

Dear Yusuke,

There is a *long* history of discussion and work on end-to-end 
encryption approaches. You might read the following:

http://tools.ietf.org/id/draft-ietf-xmpp-e2e-requirements-01.txt

http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-saintandre-strint-workshop-xmpp-02#section-4

https://stpeter.im/journal/1241.html

It's quite a sad story, really.

Peter

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