Jabber is an open source instant messaging protocol similar to AIM, MSN Messenger, Yahoo Messenger and ICQ. We are running the official Jabber server version 2. A list of all the different clients that support the Jabber protocol is available at http://www.jabber.org/software/clients.php.
Basic Info for Configuration
User name: Your XMission username
Password: your XMission password
Resource: some clients allow you to set this; it allows people to differentiate between if you are logging in from work/school/home.
Ports: ' 5222 (plain/TLS for newer clients) / 5223 (SSL for older clients).
Just send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org using whatever Jabber compatible client you are using. You can also message someone using another Jabber server simply by messaging email@example.com.
Transports and Other Goodies
XMission's Jabber server has the ability to connect and talk to clients with other messaging protocols such as AIM, MSN Messenger, Yahoo Messenger, and ICQ. Unfortunately, most of these have not been ported to the version of the Jabber server we are using. For now, the following transports are installed: