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J K 🇯🇵🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 replied to this post here

Weirdly mastodon accounts are appearing in the directory.. if someone from another platform shares or interacts with a mastodon toot then it appears.. but requests to follow mastodon users appear to be failing and being perpetually re-requested.


J K 🇯🇵🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 replied to this post here

so OLD mastodon instances will federate but not up-to-date ones..


Alex Schroeder 🐝 replied to this post here

@jk I seeing something about Gruppe Groups not working for newer Mastodon instances if they had a “security” feature enabled. Something about more in depth signature checking? So… sounds plausible to me!


J K 🇯🇵🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 replied to this post here

@kensanata yeah, it's tricky to troubleshoot at this end but I've now followed accounts on 5 or 6 different mastodon instances.. v2.1.3 works, octodon.social on v3.2.0 works but another on that version doesn't.. none of the v3.2.1 work.. so I guess, as you say it's potentially an optional "security" feature


J K 🇯🇵🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 replied to this post here

@trumpet hello,
as per below, in one of your recent instance updates did you enable (or possibly auto-enabled) a new "security" feature? If you don't mind me asking.

Just trying to understand a curious federation issue happening with up-to-date mastodon instances.. and whether there is something I can do as an admin or the application dev needs to look at.

@kensanata