Fwd: AIM <--> Google Talk Federation

Mark Doliner mark at kingant.net
Wed May 11 02:59:27 EDT 2011

Originally I sent this email to Pidgin's devel mailing list, but Jorge
'Masca' Villaseñor pointed out that it's more relevant to this list.


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Mark Doliner <mark at kingant.net>
Date: Mon, May 9, 2011 at 1:15 PM
Subject: AIM <--> Google Talk Federation
To: Pidgin Devel Mailing List <devel at pidgin.im>

It looks like AOL and Google will be offering some sort of federation
between their two networks:

And they might even be using XMPP federation!  AOL has a DNS SRV
record for xmpp-server that lists a hostname and port to connect to
for XMPP server-to-server communication.  Check this out:

$ host -t srv _xmpp-server._tcp.aol.com
_xmpp-server._tcp.aol.com has SRV record 0 1 5269 xmpp.gxmpp.oscar.aol.com.

But I haven't been able to get it to work at all (with a Gmail account
inside the Gmail web interface, or with a Gmail account in Pidgin, or
with a non-Gmail XMPP account in Pidgin).  Here's hoping they open
their network to federation with all XMPP networks!


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