[jdev] Facebook now supports XMPP connections

Abhinav Singh abhinavsingh at ymail.com
Wed Feb 10 16:41:50 CST 2010

Works fine for me with Jaxl client library in PHP:

$ sudo php index.php 
OSType: Linux, Registering shutdown for SIGINT and SIGTERM
OpenSSL: Enabled for CLI
Attempting DIGEST-MD5 Authentication...
Starting Session...
Requesting Feature List...
Requesting Roster List...
Setting Status...

 Abhinav Singh,

From: Nathan Fritz <nathanfritz at gmail.com>
To: Jabber/XMPP software development list <jdev at jabber.org>
Sent: Thu, February 11, 2010 3:15:46 AM
Subject: Re: [jdev] Facebook now supports XMPP connections

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.
>>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..
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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