Thursday, February 16, 2006

Hello, Jabber

For several reasons, I decided to make Jabber my Instant Messaging system of choice and I intend to gradually phase out my ICQ. If you have Jabber-enabled client and Jabber/GoogleTalk account (if you have GMail, you automatically have GoogleTalk account!), please try to use my Jabber/GoogleTalk handle "fuxoft@gmail.com" from now on, instead of my current ICQ UIN. (There are several IM clients available that can handle both ICQ and Jabber messaging at the same time.)

This does not mean that from tomorrow you cannot reach me using ICQ. Whenever I'll be online at ICQ, I'll also be online at Jabber/GoogleTalk - however, the reverse is not true. There will be instances when I'll be available exclusively on Jabber/GoogleTalk.

I am trying to use ICQ -> Jabber Transport gateway and I have some problems with it. If you send me an ICQ message and get the exactly same message back as a reply, that means I didn't authorize you yet. In that case, please e-mail me with your ICQ number and I'll authorize you.

UPDATE: Because Google is supposedly working at interoperability of GTalk and AIM (=ICQ), most of this post is practically moot.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

ermh... is this worth these complications? isn't there any other way for auth besides email?

Fuxoft said...

Oops, I didn't mean to say that my IM will regularly do this! But if it does, it doesn't mean that I am making fun of you and sending your messages back.

Housik said...

Franto, I don't think it is a good idea to leave your e-mail in text - your are inviting spam robots to fetch your email address. Try to secure it with something like this tool. Cau Housik

Andrej said...

Could you post link to some free icq/jabber gatewaty for linux or win32 please? Thanks.

Fuxoft said...

andrej: icq.jabber.cz

housik: That's not a problem, I am already getting hundreds of spam daily, it couldn't get worse...

running said...

bacha, AIM is not ICQ!

Fuxoft said...

running: For a rather long time, they are merged into single protocol. Anyway, both AIM and ICQ are owned by AOL and Google now owns 5% of AOL shares.

Andrej said...

fuxoft: http://icq.jabber.cz/ Pro toto URL jeste neni web pripraven!!!
:o/

Fuxoft said...

andrej: That's not a webserver, that's the Jabber server! You are supposed to enter that address into your Jabber Client!