My #XMPP account at jabber.fsfe.org is not longer connecting using #Bitlbee. The tech doc https://wiki.fsfe.org/TechDocs/XMPP says "Some users reported SSL connection problems while using Pidgin with the GnuTLS library" and links to a ticket that was opened 12 years ago and closed 10 years ago https://developer.pidgin.im/ticket/4458 and I'm thinking perhaps that's another reason why I don't like XMPP.
Do you receive any particular error? If there is a problem with the certificate it should get fixed, obviously.
I fail to see how it's XMPP's problem if someone sets up a service with invalid certs.
@mattj my point is that this is yet one more property of XMPP that makes it brittle and degrade the user experience. It’s not XMPP’s problem if you assume that nobody makes mistakes in an environment where you are invited to make a ton of mistakes. My point is that “an environment where you are invited to make a ton of mistakes” is the problem.
And what is your suggestion? What exactly is it that you think could be improved?
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