[jdev] Facebook now supports XMPP connections

Nathan Fritz nathanfritz at gmail.com
Wed Feb 10 15:45:46 CST 2010

On Wed, Feb 10, 2010 at 1:41 PM, Christopher Orr <chris at orr.me.uk> wrote:

> It seems that Facebook have just opened up their XMPP server for Facebook
> Chat.
> http://wiki.developers.facebook.com/index.php/Integrating_with_Facebook_Chat
> The server is at chat.facebook.com:5222 (sans SRV records) and the only
> stream features advertised are DIGEST-MD5 or "X-FACEBOOK-PLATFORM"
> authentication.  There's no TLS, no compression, and possibly no access to
> people who don't have a Facebook username (i.e. those who only have a user
> ID).
> The basics are supposedly all there: rosters, presence, plain text
> messaging, vCards.  I could only get a 503 error so far when trying to
> authenticate, so can't comment any further..
> Chris

It reminds me very much of the early days of GTalk.  There were lots of
things that just didn't work -- like sending IQs between clients other than
namespaces that the server knew about.  I'm sure we'll start to see things
shape up over time.  Works great for me [shortname]@chat.facebook.com FTW.

I'm not going to hold my breath for federation, but who knows?   Would be
cool, but would totally break their friend/chat paradigm.

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