AOL Alpha

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Diggs

http://digg.com/software/AOL_ICQ_are_adopting_the_open_source_technology_Jabber/

http://digg.com/tech_news/AOL_adopting_XMPP_aka_Jabber


How to Connect

1. JIDs like uin@aol.com or username@aol.com

2. Host: xmpp.oscar.aol.com : 5222

3. Allow SASL PLAIN

4. Turn on StartTLS

5. Make sure there is no '@' in the resource (bug in the service). Some clients by default add a resource with an @ in it. So you have to overwrite this

Psi info

For Psi users: My Account -> Connection -> Encrypt connection: "Never"

Coccinella instructions

  • Contact ID: AIMscreenname@xmpp.oscar.aol.com/blabla or UIN@xmpp.oscar.aol.com/blabla
  • Click on More--> Connection-->enable "Use secure connection" and select "Use TLS and SASL"
File:Icq coccinella.png
Connect to ICQ using Coccinella

Working Clients/Libraries

In general any XMPP compatible client/library.

Known Bugs

  • No @ characters in resources
  • Roster items are malformed (note the xmlns="")
<iq to="romeo@aol.com/garden" id="JN_3" type="result" xml:lang="en">
  <query xmlns="jabber:iq:roster">
    <item xmlns="" jid="juliet@aol.com" name="Juliet" subscription="both"><group>Friends</group></item>
  </query>
</iq>
  • Cyrillic problems (CP1251)