What is Jabber?
Jabber is an open source Instant Messging (IM) system based
on XML. It is similar to ICQ, M$N Messenger or Yahoo Messenger.
Unlike the other IMs, in Jabber there are hundreds of servers
that behave as a unique system much like the e-mail world.
You have your own mail server but are able to send and receive
from anybody on the internet. There are no central servers,
it is not proprietary. By itself it is pure internet: open
and free. One of its properties is the ability to exchange
instant messages with other systems and consequently communicate
with users of such. So you may create you own personalised
What is jabber80?
Jabber80.com is a jabber server on port 80, useful for those
users that are "jailed" on offices with firewalls or proxies. It is available for free.
How to use it?
Just configure your client to use:
If you want to look to an on how to configure
Psi (a multiplatform client for Mac, Linux and windows), follow
If you want to start to use Jabber rigth you can do it using your web browser.
Open a new window with .
It's an open jabber service,with the following key features:
- Dedicated server
- An E3 (34 Mb) line
- Service available on standard 5222 port
- Secure service available on standard 5223 port
- Aditional service available though the web-http (80) port. So it can be accessed through proxies.
- Secure service available on port https (443).
- A service to show on the web if you are "on line": web-presence
- Avalilable for free. Gratis!
Are you looking for agateway to Yahoo, Icq & M$n networks?
By popular demand, we installed a Msn and Icq gateways, so people behing firewalls and routers can connect
to friends on this IM system.
Although we provide the gateway services, I still think what I wrote years ago: jabber, as described
in it was not developed to be a "common place" for all the networks.
So, if you happen to have friends using such "things", then
- Try to convince the to use jabber
- If the above is not aplicable, then..
- On Windos, use ,
a multiprotocol PIM-software where your account to jabber
as well as the "others" can be used simultaneously.
- For Mac use also a multiprotocol
jabber client for Mac. Available for Intel Macs. I use a jabber-only client:
. As you know, Mac OSX includes a jabber
client: iChat. The configuration, though, is not straightforward, so, if you want to use iChat as
your jabber client visit the .
- For Linux.... Too many options to list. Each distribution choose a different one, but all of them have a jabber client.