[jitsi-users] OTR not authenticate on windows client


#1

Hi all,

I've a strange issue while connecting (chat) between
a Linux PC and a Windows one.

One the Linux site, once OTR is selected, a request
of authentication shows up, with a clickable link.
This link, as you know, opens a window with some
fingerprints.

One the Windows PC (Win 7 64bit) the message shows
up, with same text, but the underlined text is not
clickable, there is no hyperlink.

This happens independentely from which starts the
OTR connection.

Is this normal? Is this a bug? Is this a local issue?

BTW, is there somewhere some description on how to
use the fingerprints in a meaningful an secure way?

Thanks a lot in advance,

bye,

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piergiorgio


#2

Hey

One the Windows PC (Win 7 64bit) the message shows
up, with same text, but the underlined text is not
clickable, there is no hyperlink.

This happens independentely from which starts the
OTR connection.

Is this normal? Is this a bug? Is this a local issue?

No, that is because of a typo in the German translation. A fix should be
available in the next nightly build. Thanks for the report!

BTW, is there somewhere some description on how to
use the fingerprints in a meaningful an secure way?

The fingerprints should be compared with each other offline, e.g. by phone.
I don't know of much more documentation other than what Wikipedia and the
OTR inventors [1] describe.

Thanks a lot in advance,

bye,

Regards,
Ingo

[1] http://www.cypherpunks.ca/otr/index.php#docs


#3

Hi Ingo,

thanks for the clarification.

If it is a translation problem, please note that
the Windows client we're using is in Italian, not
German. So, it could be a general problem of
translated versions.

Thanks again,

bye,

pg

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On Mon, May 07, 2012 at 09:42:18PM +0200, Ingo Bauersachs wrote:

Hey

> One the Windows PC (Win 7 64bit) the message shows
> up, with same text, but the underlined text is not
> clickable, there is no hyperlink.
>
> This happens independentely from which starts the
> OTR connection.
>
> Is this normal? Is this a bug? Is this a local issue?

No, that is because of a typo in the German translation. A fix should be
available in the next nightly build. Thanks for the report!

> BTW, is there somewhere some description on how to
> use the fingerprints in a meaningful an secure way?

The fingerprints should be compared with each other offline, e.g. by phone.
I don't know of much more documentation other than what Wikipedia and the
OTR inventors [1] describe.

> Thanks a lot in advance,
>
> bye,
>

Regards,
Ingo

[1] http://www.cypherpunks.ca/otr/index.php#docs

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piergiorgio


#4

Hey

If it is a translation problem, please note that
the Windows client we're using is in Italian, not
German. So, it could be a general problem of
translated versions.

The Italian translation is correct, but it hasn't been committed from Pootle
(our translation tool at http://translate.jitsi.org) to the source tree for
a while. I just did a commit now.

Thanks again,

bye,

Regards,
Ingo