Using Pidgin with TOR

Daniel Atallah datallah at pidgin.im
Wed Feb 8 12:52:16 EST 2012


On Wed, Feb 8, 2012 at 09:31, Isaac Witmer <isaaclw at gmail.com> wrote:
> Regarding the second issue, XMPP is a protocol:
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XMPP
> This may also be useful:
> http://developer.pidgin.im/wiki/Protocol%20Specific%20Questions#XMPPJabberProtocol
>
> The point is, if you're communicating to your friends OVER XMPP, then
> disabling XMPP will disable communication.
>
> Perhaps you're talking about:
> http://library.gnome.org/users/empathy/stable/salut-protocol.html.en
> This feature is prevalant in Empathy IM: http://live.gnome.org/Empathy
>
> But as I know, pidgin doesn't handle this out of the box.

I don't think this is what he's referring to - with something like
Link-Local XMPP, by nature of the protocol, you're exposing
information about yourself to everyone on your network.

Pidgin has had support for that via the "Bonjour" protocol for a long time.

-D



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