[jitsi-users] Enabling OTR in Jitsi for Windows


#1

Hello,

I'm having difficulty enabling OTR on Jitsi (windows) - between two
Jitsi clients.

We're getting a "?ORTv2?" message on both Jitsi instances (sender and
recipient) whenever I (or the other party) click on the lock icon, or
select "Start Private Conversation" from the Secure Chat menu.

I found that the "?OTRv2?" string is used by the OTR protocol for
discovering OTR support between two parties.

Is an additional library needed to make Jitsi recognize an OTR chat and
start a private conversation under ms windows (I'm running win7 64
bit)?

We tried every possible versions of Jitsi, the same thing happens with
v1 and v2, and 32bit / 64bit versions..

Any ideas?

Thanks,
RS


#2

Hi,

have you generated a key under "Werkzeuge -> Einstellungen" (Tools ->
Settings in English maybe?)
In the second tab "Chat" you can create a key for every account. After that
the Otr setup just works (until standby, undelivered messages or 3rd
devices which mess with the connection (2 pcs and a smartphone for
example)).

Greetings
Carsten

···

On Tue, Mar 12, 2013 at 5:15 PM, <rebelscummail@gmail.com> wrote:

Hello,

I'm having difficulty enabling OTR on Jitsi (windows) - between two
Jitsi clients.

We're getting a "?ORTv2?" message on both Jitsi instances (sender and
recipient) whenever I (or the other party) click on the lock icon, or
select "Start Private Conversation" from the Secure Chat menu.

I found that the "?OTRv2?" string is used by the OTR protocol for
discovering OTR support between two parties.

Is an additional library needed to make Jitsi recognize an OTR chat and
start a private conversation under ms windows (I'm running win7 64
bit)?

We tried every possible versions of Jitsi, the same thing happens with
v1 and v2, and 32bit / 64bit versions..

Any ideas?

Thanks,
RS


#3

Hi Carsten,

Yes, we have generated a fingerprint on both instances under the Chat tab..
Another strange thing is that under the known fingerprints list the contact
shows up, but the Verified field's value is "No" and the Fingerprint field
is also empty, making me think that the fingerprints don't even arrive to
the recepient.

Do you know perhaps if the OTR messaging is server dependent?
We are using the the ostel.me FreeSwitch based SIP server for its ZRTP
support. ZRTP calls work fine, only OTR doesn't.

Thanks,
RS

···

On Tue, Mar 12, 2013 at 5:31 PM, <singub+all@gmail.com> wrote:

Hi,

have you generated a key under "Werkzeuge -> Einstellungen" (Tools ->
Settings in English maybe?)
In the second tab "Chat" you can create a key for every account. After
that the Otr setup just works (until standby, undelivered messages or 3rd
devices which mess with the connection (2 pcs and a smartphone for
example)).

Greetings
Carsten

On Tue, Mar 12, 2013 at 5:15 PM, <rebelscummail@gmail.com> wrote:

Hello,

I'm having difficulty enabling OTR on Jitsi (windows) - between two
Jitsi clients.

We're getting a "?ORTv2?" message on both Jitsi instances (sender and
recipient) whenever I (or the other party) click on the lock icon, or
select "Start Private Conversation" from the Secure Chat menu.

I found that the "?OTRv2?" string is used by the OTR protocol for
discovering OTR support between two parties.

Is an additional library needed to make Jitsi recognize an OTR chat and
start a private conversation under ms windows (I'm running win7 64
bit)?

We tried every possible versions of Jitsi, the same thing happens with
v1 and v2, and 32bit / 64bit versions..

Any ideas?

Thanks,
RS


#4

I have tried a iptel.org account a few weeks ago and had the same problem.
ZRTP calls work but OTR would not initialise.

@Devs Could this be a bug? OTR works with ICQ and Gtalk

···

On Tue, Mar 12, 2013 at 5:53 PM, Rebel Freq <rebelscummail@gmail.com> wrote:

Hi Carsten,

Yes, we have generated a fingerprint on both instances under the Chat
tab..
Another strange thing is that under the known fingerprints list the
contact shows up, but the Verified field's value is "No" and the
Fingerprint field is also empty, making me think that the fingerprints
don't even arrive to the recepient.

Do you know perhaps if the OTR messaging is server dependent?
We are using the the ostel.me FreeSwitch based SIP server for its ZRTP
support. ZRTP calls work fine, only OTR doesn't.

Thanks,
RS

On Tue, Mar 12, 2013 at 5:31 PM, <singub+all@gmail.com> wrote:

Hi,

have you generated a key under "Werkzeuge -> Einstellungen" (Tools ->
Settings in English maybe?)
In the second tab "Chat" you can create a key for every account. After
that the Otr setup just works (until standby, undelivered messages or 3rd
devices which mess with the connection (2 pcs and a smartphone for
example)).

Greetings
Carsten

On Tue, Mar 12, 2013 at 5:15 PM, <rebelscummail@gmail.com> wrote:

Hello,

I'm having difficulty enabling OTR on Jitsi (windows) - between two
Jitsi clients.

We're getting a "?ORTv2?" message on both Jitsi instances (sender and
recipient) whenever I (or the other party) click on the lock icon, or
select "Start Private Conversation" from the Secure Chat menu.

I found that the "?OTRv2?" string is used by the OTR protocol for
discovering OTR support between two parties.

Is an additional library needed to make Jitsi recognize an OTR chat and
start a private conversation under ms windows (I'm running win7 64
bit)?

We tried every possible versions of Jitsi, the same thing happens with
v1 and v2, and 32bit / 64bit versions..

Any ideas?

Thanks,
RS


#5

according to the Jitsi features OTR is currently not supported using the
SIP protocol.

https://jitsi.org/Main/Features

···

On 3/13/13 2:13 AM, singub+all@gmail.com wrote:

I have tried a iptel.org <http://iptel.org> account a few weeks ago
and had the same problem. ZRTP calls work but OTR would not initialise.

@Devs Could this be a bug? OTR works with ICQ and Gtalk

On Tue, Mar 12, 2013 at 5:53 PM, Rebel Freq <rebelscummail@gmail.com > <mailto:rebelscummail@gmail.com>> wrote:

    Hi Carsten,

    Yes, we have generated a fingerprint on both instances under the
    Chat tab..
    Another strange thing is that under the known fingerprints list
    the contact shows up, but the Verified field's value is "No" and
    the Fingerprint field is also empty, making me think that the
    fingerprints don't even arrive to the recepient.

    Do you know perhaps if the OTR messaging is server dependent?
    We are using the the ostel.me <http://ostel.me> FreeSwitch based
    SIP server for its ZRTP support. ZRTP calls work fine, only OTR
    doesn't.

    Thanks,
    RS

    On Tue, Mar 12, 2013 at 5:31 PM, <singub+all@gmail.com > <mailto:singub+all@gmail.com>> wrote:

        Hi,

        have you generated a key under "Werkzeuge -> Einstellungen"
        (Tools -> Settings in English maybe?)
        In the second tab "Chat" you can create a key for every
        account. After that the Otr setup just works (until standby,
        undelivered messages or 3rd devices which mess with the
        connection (2 pcs and a smartphone for example)).

        Greetings
         Carsten

        On Tue, Mar 12, 2013 at 5:15 PM, <rebelscummail@gmail.com > <mailto:rebelscummail@gmail.com>> wrote:

            Hello,

            I'm having difficulty enabling OTR on Jitsi (windows) -
            between two
            Jitsi clients.

            We're getting a "?ORTv2?" message on both Jitsi instances
            (sender and
            recipient) whenever I (or the other party) click on the
            lock icon, or
            select "Start Private Conversation" from the Secure Chat menu.

            I found that the "?OTRv2?" string is used by the OTR
            protocol for
            discovering OTR support between two parties.

            Is an additional library needed to make Jitsi recognize an
            OTR chat and
            start a private conversation under ms windows (I'm running
            win7 64
            bit)?

            We tried every possible versions of Jitsi, the same thing
            happens with
            v1 and v2, and 32bit / 64bit versions..

            Any ideas?

            Thanks,
            RS