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From Michael Franz <MFr...@FFTW.COM>
Subject Re: XMPP: does it work for anybody?
Date Tue, 10 Jun 2008 21:31:07 GMT

I don't think it works anymore.  At least it does not work as documented.  I
posted about my issues here.

Graham Leggett wrote:
> Hi all,
> I have spent over a day trying to get a jabber client (any jabber 
> client) to successfully connect to activemq's XMPP connector, either 
> with or without SSL, and so far I have got nowhere.
> I know that activemq is listening on an XMPP port, because when I telnet 
> there, I get an XMPP header. So far so good.
> Apple's iChat refuses to connect with the message "Could not connect to 
> Jabber". iChat feels it unnecessary to give any more detail than that, 
> so I gave up on iChat and tried Spark.
> The Spark login sequence is too unreliable to draw any clear conclusions 
> as to whether problems occur on the server or the client. Spark goes 
> through all the motions of allowing you to log in, while simultaneously 
> the server logs and exception complaining that login failed. Attempts to 
> create a channel (which should in theory cause a queue to be created) 
> are ignored.
> Abandoning Spark as a lost cause, and trying PSI instead, gives me 
> errors that are a little more sensible. This time round the error "No 
> appropriate mechanism available for given security settings (eg SASL 
> library too weak, or plaintext authentication not enabled). Nothing is 
> logged on the activemq side giving any clue as to why the login attempt 
> failed.
> When I read that activemq supports XMPP, at the very least I expect the 
> following to be true:
> - SSL is supported
> - Login is supported
> In the case of activemq, I am not seeing any evidence that either of 
> these features are supported, which to me means that XMPP *isn't* 
> supported by activemq properly at all.
> Can somebody confirm whether XMPP is used by anybody in a real live 
> situation at all? The ability to look inside your queue server with a 
> chat client and see what your system is (or isn't) doing is a killer 
> feature in any message driven application, however it looks like the 
> XMPP implementation inside activemq was never completed.
> Can anyone shed any light as to whether what I am trying to achieve is 
> even achievable at all?
> Regards,
> Graham
> --

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