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