Hostname vs Realm in XMPP

Paul paul_pidgin at
Tue May 21 00:54:53 EDT 2013

On 21/05/2013 1:52 PM, Ethan Blanton wrote:
> If you create your account as paul at, and Pidgin does a SRV
> lookup and gets, it shoul still log in with
> paul at  Are you sure your username is entered correctly?
Yeah, I am sure - I have "paul" in the username field and "" 
in the domain field.  Here is the SASL decoded:


>>I doubt I am the only one where the domain name doesn't match the
>>hostname exactly, so I must have something not configured right.
>>The backend is an ejabberd server.
>Those of us with accounts on have exactly this setup, and it
>works correctly.  Google Talk is also this setup, and works correctly.
>Something else is going on here.

Yes, I am assuming so - and I was assuming that ejabberd was the 
difference.  ejabberd doesn't announce the realm when it puts out the 
nonce, unlike jabber2.  I would be surprised if Gtalk didn't announce 
the realm either.

But in the absence of an announced realm, does pidgin take it from the 
domain field?

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