[2] [JDEV] "Lotus sametime" = really another IM system in this world?

Tijl Houtbeckers thoutbeckers at splendo.com
Mon Aug 12 10:50:35 CDT 2002

"Michael Brown" <michael at aurora.gen.nz> wrote on 12-8-2002 14:51:36:
>As a side note, IBM has or had a licence agreement with AOL, because 
>the Sametime Connect clients have been written to log onto AIM servers 
>in parallel with Sametime servers.  I'm not sure if this feature still 
>works since AOL keep changing their protocols - I've never been 
>bothered to test it, but it worked initially.

I don't know about then, but AIM / Sametime integration is done on the 
serverside, using SIP/SIMPLE. The same is used for communications 
between one sametime server and the other (a sort of s2s for Sametime). 
MSN is also working (or maybe done by now?) on a SIP/SIMPLE gateway. I 
Don't know what Sametime uses as it's own protocol.If Jabber will 
support SIP/SIMPLE on the server level then it becomes possible to 
interoperate with Sametime without reverse engineering their specs 
(it's ofcourse possible that it's also begin done using SIP/SIMPLE in 
some form). 

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