plugin for the jabber protocol ?

Andreas Monitzer pidgin at
Mon May 19 15:21:24 EDT 2008

On May 19, 2008, at 20:47, Etan Reisner wrote:
> On Mon, May 19, 2008 at 05:06:50PM +0200, Frédéric PICA wrote:
>> I would have liked to implement the XEP-0027
>> for the Jabber  
>> protocol to
>> be able to use encryption with other Jabber clients (Psi,  
>> Gajim, ...).
>> Is there a way to develop this as a plugin for the Jabber protocol or
>> does I need to hack the libpurple/pidgin source code and propose a  
>> patch ?
> It should be possible to create a pidgin/libpurple plugin for this,  
> how
> easy it will be to create is another matter.

It should be relatively easy, since you can intercept the incoming and  
outgoing message stanzas and alter them (encrypt/decrypt) on the fly.  
The only problem would be to do the actual encryption/decryption, but  
I guess there are libraries available for that.


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