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XMPP for all Nerdica.Net Users


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As yesterday already pointed out, I worked on enabling XMPP for all Friendica.Net users. A short test showed that this was successful, at least as far as I could test it.

So, what's this XMPP stuff is all about?

What is XMPP?
XMPP, or formerly known as Jabber, is a protocol for instant messaging. You can read the XMPP article in Wikipedia if your interested in details.
XMPP is similar to Friendica in that it is a federated protocol as well as email is. So, there is no central server infrastructure like for Facebook, but basically everyone can run his/her own server, if wanted. But you don't need to! There are hundreds of free XMPP servers out there where you can register an account. As an user of Nerdica.Net you already have an XMPP account with the same address as your Friendica account: <username>@nerdica.net.

How can I use XMPP?
There are multiple options.

1) Within your profi... Show more...
@Nerdica Forum Federation (x) Friendica (x) XMPP (x)
There are some good readings about XMPP in the Internet:
- Wikipedia article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XMPP
- XMPP Compliance Test of XMPP server of Nerdica.Net: https://compliance.conversations.im/server/nerdica.net/
- a longer introduction: https://www.blikoontech.com/xmpp/xmpp-a-soft-friendly-introduction
- Search chat rooms: https://search.jabber.network/rooms/
(more to come)

Having some difficulties. Found the "enable" checkbox. Not sure what to put in "Jabber BOSH Host" configuration box. I tried "nerdica.net" and it seemed to work. I get a "toggle chat" box. But when I click on the toggle chat box and try to authenticate in the box, it doesn't seem to do anything. It just gives me a blank authentication screen again as if authentication failed or something. To authenticate I am entering mac@nerdica.net and using my nerdica password.

Oh, sorry... thought that the default setting will be used as a default in the user settings as well. You'll need to set the BOSH URL to:

https://jabber.windfluechter.net:5281/http-bind

Hope, this helps. Otherwise you can also use the fully featured webclient on https://jabber.windfluechter.net/ - there you'll need just your account and password.

Yes it is working now. Thank you! I already tried the other link (https://jabber.windfluechter.net/) and that was working also. I mean, I just joined a chat somewhere from your list, and then left the room. But I am sure I could have typed a message.

Ok, I see you in the chatroom and also have added the BOSH URL to the original posting...

That should make it easier for the next person to try it. ;-)