[Juser] iChat 3 (OS X 10.4), SSL on new jabber.org
joel at hardi.org
Wed Jan 27 19:03:40 CST 2010
I'm sure this is low priority with all the server migration
excitement, but just wanted to check in with my user problem on the M-
I'm using iChat 3, the version I'm stuck with using OS 10.4 Tiger.
I'm no longer able to connect securely to jabber.org (presumably this
client does not support STARTTLS?). I *can* connect unsecurely on
I've followed the instructions in the 1/26 A Note for iChat Users
post, when I do so I get a warning from iChat saying I'm about to
connect unsecurely, which I'm able to do -- and I've verified using
wireshark that in fact my username/password are sent in cleartext
when I click OK.
I've tried every combination of iChat settings (and looked in the
plist for possible hidden settings). If I try to connect on port 5222
with the SSL option enabled, the connection hangs indefinitely. I'm
happy to provide packet dumps of that or anything else if it's useful.
Is the answer basically the same as for KDE3 Kopete (ironically the
other Jabber client I use) users: "Sorry, change to a newer/better
Thanks, I certainly appreciate all the volunteer labor on jabber.org
over the years!
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