[OTR-dev] Flaw in OTR Protocol (with workaround!)

Greg Troxel gdt at ir.bbn.com
Thu Aug 4 13:34:56 EDT 2005

Ian Goldberg <ian at cypherpunks.ca> writes:

> >   Ability to automatically end private sessions (for only online
> >   buddies, or perhaps all?) on client exit.  Easy UI operation to end
> >   all private conversations.  I think this is just invoking the
> >   existing functionality on the exiting side.
> I just checked, and gaim does indeed notify plugins just before it's
> going to quit.  So this seems at least plausible.  Note that the
> plugins have to react immediately, since in a moment gaim will be
> exiting.  So if, for example, your AIM connection is currently
> throttled, queueing the disconnect message for later delivery won't
> work.

It sounds like gaim needs a way for a plugin to put a short hold on
exiting while cleanup proceeds.  I don't know how receptive gaim folks
are to missing features in the plugin architecture....

        Greg Troxel <gdt at ir.bbn.com>

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