[jdev] Facebook now supports XMPP connections

Pedro Melo melo at simplicidade.org
Thu Feb 11 01:28:56 CST 2010


On Wed, Feb 10, 2010 at 9:41 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..

I was able to login with a Psi-based client. The lack of SRV records
is unfortunate.

I played a bit with it. The roster is read-only: I can move contacts
to new groups and rename them, but all that is lost after a reconnect.

Bug reported :)

All in all, great news.

Pedro Melo
xmpp:melo at simplicidade.org
mailto:melo at simplicidade.org

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