[jdev] Using Net::Jabber to authenticate to Google Talk

Eric Hacker lists at erichacker.com
Fri Jun 29 12:50:15 CDT 2007

On 6/29/07, David Eisner <deisner at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm trying to use Net::Jabber in a perl script to authenticate to a
> Google Talk account.  I've run into a few problems and solved them,
> but now I'm stuck.  Here's the issue:


> Does the Net::XMPP::Namespaces documentation have a prayer of helping
> me in this case?

I just realized that I literally rolled up my sleeves as I prepared to
answer this. I hope that is a good sign.

The documentation (including source code) probably does have a prayer
of helping, but it likely is a complicated ritual prayer that
encompasses several days of channeling spirits of the long gone
original authors, drinking lots of organic fair trade tea or coffee,
and giving up any hope of getting out to the store for an iPhone soon.

OTOH, I've started puttering with a little project of my own that will
require Google Talk, and I didn't know that there was an issue. So I
guess this is now on my list of things to do (or delegate, if anyone
else is willing).

Let's work off list on this. If anyone else is interested, please let
me know and I can add you to the addressees.

> [1] http://code.google.com/apis/talk/jep_extensions/jid_domain_change.html

References are wonderful. Thanks.

Eric Hacker, CISSP
CPAN ID: Hacker
Current maintainer for perl's Net::XMPP and Net::Jabber

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I _can_ leave well enough alone, but my criteria for well enough is
pretty darn high.

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