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From jeevanpd <>
Subject Re: XMPP: does it work for anybody?
Date Tue, 25 Nov 2008 15:07:02 GMT

I also spent good couple of hours to sort this out but no luck yet.. Anybody


Michael Franz wrote:
> 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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