[messaging] Message delivery and revocation in Pond etc

Ben Laurie ben at links.org
Wed Apr 2 03:43:32 PDT 2014

On 31 March 2014 20:11, Ximin Luo <infinity0 at pwned.gg> wrote:
> I'm more and more favouring the idea that, in an end-to-end-secure system, you should *not* consider a message "definitely received" by the intended recipients, until you receive an ACK from them that strongly (but perhaps indirectly) refers to the message that you sent. (With email this is a no-no but here we've already authorized the sender.)


I once had a bug in my XMPP server that caused it to drop ~50% of
messages. It took a surprisingly long time and some rather odd
conversations before anyone noticed.

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