[OTR-dev] Queuing of messages before the connection is established

Evan Schoenberg evan.s at dreskin.net
Tue Feb 8 12:08:02 EST 2005

On Feb 8, 2005, at 10:06 AM, Ian Goldberg wrote:

> The last thing we want is for people to get annoyed by overt OTR probes
> when they don't support it.

I had an awful experience last night when talking with a buddy who was, 
like me, in OPPORTUNISTIC.  He had never used OTR, had no idea what a 
fingerprint was, so kept clicking No as he was prompted after each 
message to accept my fingerprint (getting progressively annoyed in the 
process).  After a while of this, I told him, "Look, just accept it," 
and clicked my "Initiate OTR conversation" button... after which point 
I was sending encrypted messages which he still couldn't receive.  Then 
he accepted my fingerprint, and I was sending 'malformed data packets'. 
  Finally, I canceled the OTR session.  The next message I received from 
him automatically restarted it, this time with it working properly.


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