[OTR-users] multi-party OTR communications? (and other OTR details)

Ian Goldberg ian at cypherpunks.ca
Wed May 27 22:00:19 EDT 2009


On Wed, May 27, 2009 at 03:44:00PM -0400, Micah Anderson wrote:
> Ian Goldberg <ian at cypherpunks.ca> writes:
> 
> > On Mon, Sep 22, 2008 at 11:06:54AM -0400, Daniel Kahn Gillmor wrote:
> >> Thanks for the reply, Ian!
> >> 
> >> On Mon 2008-09-22 09:29:32 -0400, Ian Goldberg wrote:
> >> 
> >> > there are a couple of people working on just what a group version of
> >> > OTR should look like, and what its properties should be.
> >> 
> >> Where is this discussion taking place?  I'd be interested in
> >> participating, though i don't have a ton of time to do so.
> >
> > A couple of people are conversing by email, as far as I know.
> 
> I was pretty excited to see that this discussion was going on (even if
> it was not on a public list that I could follow). However its been 8
> months since then, and I haven't seen anything come of this. 
> 
> Was there any progress that can be reported? 
> 
> Thanks, I'm really looking forward to multi-party OTR,

We recently submitted a paper on the topic to the ACM conference on
Computer and Communications Security; it will likely appear online at
some point as a technical report, at the very least, and when it does,
I'll be sure to post a link to it here.

It's still in the "work out the cryptographic details and have them
vetted" stage, though; well before the "write code" stage.

   - Ian


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