[jdev] Facebook now supports XMPP connections

Norman Rasmussen norman at rasmussen.co.za
Fri Feb 12 11:28:18 CST 2010


On Thu, Feb 11, 2010 at 7:28 AM, Pedro Melo <melo at simplicidade.org> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> 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.
>

It shouldn't matter chat.facebook.com has an A record for a server that you
can connect to on port 5222, why would you need SRV records?


> 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.
>
> Bye,
> --
> Pedro Melo
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