AIM <--> Google Talk Federation

Mark Doliner mark at
Mon May 9 16:15:14 EDT 2011

It looks like AOL and Google will be offering some sort of federation
between their two networks:

And they might even be using XMPP federation!  AOL has a DNS SRV
record for xmpp-server that lists a hostname and port to connect to
for XMPP server-to-server communication.  Check this out:

$ host -t srv has SRV record 0 1 5269

But I haven't been able to get it to work at all (with a Gmail account
inside the Gmail web interface, or with a Gmail account in Pidgin, or
with a non-Gmail XMPP account in Pidgin).  Here's hoping they open
their network to federation with all XMPP networks!


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