[Members] GTalk/AIM compatibility?

bear bear42 at gmail.com
Fri May 20 02:25:42 UTC 2011

On Thu, May 19, 2011 at 21:29,  <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!

I was able to chat from GTalk <-> AIM just fine - both show the
updated roster and presence info.

I was not able to add my AIM contact to my prosody server, it kept
saying that it was not able to contact the remote server.

This is the xml stream I captured:

<iq type="set" id="ab39a" >
<query xmlns="jabber:iq:roster">
<item jid="codebear42 at aol.com" >

<presence type="subscribe" to="codebear42 at aol.com" >
<nick xmlns="http://jabber.org/protocol/nick">bear</nick>

<iq type="result" id="ab39a" to="bear at code-bear.com/mp" />

<iq type="set" id="lx16" >
<query xmlns="jabber:iq:roster" ver="203" >
<item subscription="none" jid="codebear42 at aol.com" >

<iq type="result" id="lx16" />

<iq type="set" id="lx17" >
<query xmlns="jabber:iq:roster" ver="204" >
<item subscription="none" ask="subscribe" jid="codebear42 at aol.com" >

<iq type="result" id="lx17" />

<presence from="codebear42 at aol.com" type="error" to="bear at code-bear.com" >
<error type="cancel" >
<remote-server-not-found xmlns="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:xmpp-stanzas"/>
<text xmlns="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:xmpp-stanzas">Server-to-server
connection failed: host-unknown</text>

I wouldn't be surprised if it's an error on my part in how I have my
server setup :/

> Jehan


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