[jdev] Facebook now supports XMPP connections

Tony Yat-Tung Cheung tony.cheung at asiayeah.com
Wed Feb 10 18:29:49 CST 2010

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

> 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

Hi Chris,

I think you got a 503 error as Facebook Chat does not yet support the  
Non-SASL authentication with the "jabber:iq:auth" in XEP-0078. I have  
tried with Psi v0.14 and it works fine.

I hope Facebook Chat will support XEP-0078 soon, as my Chatopus client  
requires it, too.



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