AIM <--> Google Talk Federation

Mark Doliner mark at kingant.net
Mon May 9 16:15:14 EDT 2011


It looks like AOL and Google will be offering some sort of federation
between their two networks:
http://www.aim.com/google-chat-changes
http://techcrunch.com/2011/05/07/soon-aols-aim-wont-require-a-separate-login-to-chat-with-contacts-in-gmail/

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!

--Mark



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