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 ====== What is Jabber? ====== ====== What is Jabber? ======
- +Jabber is now officially called '​XMPP'​. I prefer to call it Jabber as the name is much friendly than XMPP.
-First thing to mention is that Jabber is now officially called '​XMPP'​. I prefer to continue calling ​it Jabber as the name is much friendly than XMPP. +
  
 Jabber is a decentralized instant messaging (IM) service, meaning that there is no central server regulating it's use. Jabber is a decentralized instant messaging (IM) service, meaning that there is no central server regulating it's use.
  
-This differs ​from popular proprietary IM protocols such as AIM, ICQ, MSN Messenger, and Yahoo Messenger, which all must communicateor at least establish a connectionvia a central server. A Jabber user who wants to send a message to another user contacts his own XMPP server, which relays the message to the recipient'​s server. Only then is the message pushed to the recipient'​s client+This is different ​from popular proprietary IM protocols such as AIM, ICQ, MSN Messenger, and Yahoo Messenger, which all must communicate ​(or at least establish a connectionvia a central server.  
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 +Jabber uses a feature called server-to-server communications. A Jabber user who wants to send a message to another user contacts his own XMPP server, which relays the message to the recipient'​s server.
  
 ==== Why don't all jabber accounts look the same? ==== ==== Why don't all jabber accounts look the same? ====
  
-For this reason, Jabber addresses mimic email addresses, with each part of the address serving the same purpose as it's counterpart in an email address. ​Also for this reason, ​Jabber IM accounts can "​look"​ different - there is no "​@jabber."​ syntax. ​This can lead to some confusion as to what is a Jabber account+For this reason, Jabber addresses mimic email addresses, with each part of the address serving the same purpose as it's counterpart in an email address. Jabber IM accounts can "​look"​ different - there is no "​@jabber."​ syntax. ​Think of the differences with e-mail addresses - @hotmail.com,​ @gmail.com, @ei8fdb.org. Jabber accounts ​can communicate the same way these e-mail addresses can , server ​to server.
  
 There are [[https://​xmpp.net/​directory.php|many Jabber servers available which provide free access]] to people who want to create a Jabber account. There are [[https://​xmpp.net/​directory.php|many Jabber servers available which provide free access]] to people who want to create a Jabber account.
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 +=== Can you recommend a Jabber server to use? ===
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 +This is a difficult question. Personally I use jabber.ccc.de. The only recommendation I would make **is to not use GTalk**, as Google have removed the server-to-server feature from GTalk.
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 +This means GTalk users are not able to communicate with people using other Jabber servers. This is the same as Google not allowing people with GMail accounts to communicate via e-mail with friends using Hotmail, or Yahoo, or ei8fdb.org. ​
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 ==== Give me some technical information about Jabber, or XMPP ==== ==== Give me some technical information about Jabber, or XMPP ====
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