[Members] GTalk/AIM compatibility?

Arc Riley arcriley at gmail.com
Fri May 20 01:57:49 UTC 2011

I can't speak to whether their xmpp server has open federator or just to
select partners, but I started getting presence subscription spam from aol
last week.

If this happened a few years ago I'd be cheering, but AIM has been on a
serious downfall in preference for facebook (which is XMPP client
accessible, in a limited way, but no federation) for years so I'm thinking
it may hurt XMPP more than help it at this point.

We really need to start thinking about anti-spam.

On Thu, May 19, 2011 at 9:29 PM, <jehan at zemarmot.net> wrote:

> Hi all,
> Have you seen this feature in Gmail where they announced possibility to add
> AIM contact without having a AIM address?
> http://www.google.com/support/chat/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=1281761
> I had hope that as real federation and not just a special agreement between
> Google and AOL. So I made some SRV records check, they don't have a
> xmpp-client BUT they indeed have a xmpp-server one!
> jehan at marmot-balladeuse:~$ ring _xmpp-server._tcp.aol.com
> aol.com. has a xmpp-server service record on tcp:
>        priority  = 0
>        weight = 1
>        port = 5269
>        target = xmpp.gxmpp.oscar.aol.com.
> So that looks like real federation!
> I unfortunately know none with a AIM address! Would anyone mind testing if
> you have actual AIM contact?
> Because that's really BIG news if any XMPP user (not only Gtalk ones) can
> contact any AIM user from now on and that really deserves a blog post!
> Jehan
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