[tor-talk] Advice on XMPP as a hidden service

Cypher cypher at cpunk.us
Thu Mar 6 08:02:50 UTC 2014

I run the public XMPP server at chat.cpunk.us and I'd like to make the  
service also available as a hidden service. I have a few questions:

1. Let's say my hidden service is xxxcf.onion. What would the users  
final JID be? Would they still be user at chat.cpunk.us or would the  
onion address come into play?

2. Is it necessary to actually configure a hidden service at all?  
Can't users just point their SOCKS proxy capable XMPP client to the  
server or does going through an onion address provide something else  
in this case that I'm not aware of?

3. even though we run a Jingle node and act as a media relay, I assume  
users still will not be able to do voice and video while connected to  
our server over Tor. Is that correct? Is there any way to safely offer  
voice and video to Tor connected users?

Thanks in advance,

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