Jabber Servers Supporting the DialBack Protocol

I promised in the previous post about Google Talk’s support for federation to check what open source Jabber servers supports the DialBack protocol described in RFC 3920 used by Google Talk server to talk to other Jabber server. Well… it seems that the dialback protocol is supported by all server listed here and a bunch of other non open source servers not listed there. This is a good thing, but it seems the dialback protocol is not encrypted like the other TLS and SASL server-to-server protocols. [Read More]

Someone heard my call ā€“ Google Talk support federation

A while back I posted a request/hope that Google Talk will open up to AOL using one of the Jabber bridges. I also secretly hoped (meaning, I forgot to blog about it) that since Google Talk uses Jabber, they will open up its federation abilities and enable everying Google Talk user to communicate with any other Jabber user (providing that that user supports the necessary XMPP spec that Google Talk uses, which I still don’t know if it is one of the common ones, but I’ll check that up). [Read More]

IM Wars ā€“ And Iā€™m not the only one thinking about it

It seems that there are more than a few people (well, at least 2) that have some other thoughts about Google. I must admit that at first I was also inside the Google Talk frenzy, submersed in all the hype, but after reading Nuggest’s post and Drunken Batman’s post I started to ponder a bit about their thoughts and I must say that have some really good points. Although Google Talk is still in v1. [Read More]