unstable.nl public Jabber server
Jabber (now better known as XMPP) is an
excellent open instant messaging protocol. You can choose your own server,
similar to e-mail. A list of clients is available at
The client I recommend is Psi, for Windows and Linux.
|Port||5222 (clients supporting STARTTLS can use encryption.|
|Services||IRC transport (join the MUC channel "IRCchannelfirstname.lastname@example.org") File transfer proxy (transfer files even if you're behind a firewall)|
|Internet connection||ADSL2, 25 Mbit/s downstream 2 Mbit/s upstream. This connection is provided by xs4all.nl.|
|Services||https://unstable.nl/services.php - Check if server is running.|
|Login to Jabber with jwchat||Jabber Web Chat (jwchat)|
|Login to Jabber with Java Webclient||JabberApplet|
|Other information||Encryption is required for client connections, and optional for server connections. Plaintext authentication is disabled, this means that digest authentication is mandatory. Your password will never be sent over the wire in clear. This is supported in all conventional clients.|
You can register your own Jabber ID with the Jabber client or apply for an account here. Please notify me of any issues by e-mail or Jabber. My Jabber ID is the same as my e-mail address.