[Nottingham] Non-Zoom - Re: [Talk] *Tomorrow* Thursday 7:30pm 26/03/2020: Going Virtual!

VM vadim at mankevich.co.uk
Sat Apr 4 16:00:49 UTC 2020

My understanding is that Jitsi Bridge can see the multumedia traffic. However, we can host our own server for that, which according to opinions on Fediverse is a real resource hog. In that case we'd loose telephony connection but gain privacy.
If none of the endpoints is hacked... :)

On April 4, 2020 3:36:12 PM UTC, Martin via Nottingham <nottingham at mailman.lug.org.uk> wrote:
>On 04/04/2020 16:20, VM wrote:
>> It's all Microsoft's fault. It mismanaged Skype so that Zoom which
>was never designed to be a critical piece of software suddenly came
>under so much scrutiny and expectations.
>I suspect more that Zoom has merely been opportunistic for some viral
>Marketing for its free-of-upfront-cost use...
>(Painful puns R-Us :-P )
>> Jitsi meet with a dial-in as was used by the group obviously was not
>end-to-end encrypted and really worked well only when using proprietary
>browsers... iOS app worked flawlessly, by the way :)
>Indeed, trying out Jitsi further:
>Their mobile apps work very well;
>Firefox on my desktop system works perfectly despite the caution
>Firefox on my decades-old 32-bit Atom Acer Aspire totally overloaded
>CPU with Jitsi, but no real surprise there;
>The dial-in worked very well to get me in at the last moment on the
>Since then I've added USB sound to my desktop to get me fully connected
>via Firefox to use Jitsi, works very well.
>Which comes to the end-to-end encryption bit...
>My initial understanding is that the Jitsi server merely performs data
>packet forwarding. Hence is there end-to-end encryption between (all)
>the web participants?
>(The dial-in must be vulnerable of course, as is to be expected.)
>And in any case, we can host our own server...
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