[AG-TECH] Jabber Available!

Dwight D.McKay mckay at purdue.edu
Tue Sep 21 10:27:31 CDT 2004

Has anyone tried connecting with the ANL jabber server with Adium (a 
Mac OS X jabber client)?

I'm getting repeated password requests and occasional network "read 
error" errors. I tried seven times and that didn't help. ;-)

On Sep 21, 2004, at 9:46 AM, Monika Rabarison wrote:

> Never mind. After the seventh try, I could register.
> Thanks,
> Monika
> On Tue, 21 Sep 2004, Monika Rabarison wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I have installed PSI on Win XP, and am currently trying to register my
>> account. When I click register, I am getting a server error:
>> There was an error communicating with the Jabber server.
>> Details: Disconnected
>> Any hints?
>> TIA,
>> Monika
>> On Fri, 17 Sep 2004, Ivan R. Judson wrote:
>>> Hello everyone,
>>> Here's some information regarding Jabber, the chat tool that we will 
>>> be
>>> using for SC Global.
>>> For general information about Jabber, go to
>>> http://www.jabber.org/about/overview.php
>>> For those of you who are already familiar with Jabber, here's the 
>>> quick list
>>> of servers and ports:
>>> General AG Jabber Server: 	jabber.mcs.anl.gov, port 5222, port 5223 
>>> for
>>> SSL
>>> Group Chat:				conference.mcs.anl.gov, (there is
>>> already a room named meadow)
>>> Now here's the detailed instructions for the rest of us.....:)
>>> You can download a jabber client at: http://www.jabber.org If you 
>>> follow the
>>> link on the left column under Software called "clients", you will 
>>> see a long
>>> list of jabber clients.  The client that many of us are running is 
>>> Psi, it
>>> runs on linux as well as windows, and it is freely distributed.  You 
>>> can
>>> choose whatever client you wish, however, if you are a beginner at 
>>> this, you
>>> might want to stick with something that most others will have.  The
>>> instructions that follow are for the PSI client.....you're on your 
>>> own if
>>> you choose something else.
>>> Download and install the PSI client on your machine.  When you get 
>>> to the
>>> Choose Components screen, I disable the Automatic startup but you 
>>> might want
>>> to have Psi fire up everytime you log in.
>>> The first time you launch Psi, you will see a window titled Open 
>>> Profile.
>>> Select the "Profiles" button at the bottom of the window.  The next 
>>> window
>>> that opens is the Manage Profiles window.  Select "New". The next 
>>> window is
>>> the New Profile window.  Type in a profile name (whatever you 
>>> choose) and
>>> select "Chat".  You can also enable emoticons here.  When you are 
>>> finished,
>>> click "Create".
>>> Back on the Open Profile window, the newly created profile is listed.
>>> Select "Open".  This brings up an annoying little "Useful tips Page" 
>>> which
>>> you can disable...and two other windows.  The Psi window will be 
>>> your main
>>> menu type of window.  In the New Account window, type in a name you 
>>> would
>>> like to call your account.  Select "register this account" if this 
>>> is the
>>> first time you created this account.  On the Register Account Page, 
>>> type in
>>> a Jabber ID (a name you want to be called on Jabber in the format
>>> username at jabber.mcs.anl.gov) and a password.  Select "Manually 
>>> Select Server
>>> Host/Port" and type in host box  jabber.mcs.anl.gov, and in the port 
>>> box
>>> 5222.  If you select "Use SSL encryption (to server) use the 
>>> following port:
>>> 5223. Click "register" when you are finished.
>>> Once you have created your account, go back to the Psi main window.  
>>> Your
>>> name should appear in the list next to a gray star (this means you 
>>> are
>>> offline).  At the bottom of this window are two buttons.  The status 
>>> button
>>> on the lower right displays your current status.  Click on this 
>>> button to
>>> display a drop down menu.  When you select "Online" you will be 
>>> connected to
>>> the jabber server at Argonne, and you little star will turn yellow.  
>>> The
>>> other button will give you additional menu options.
>>> Select join group chat to join everyone else in the meadow. Type in 
>>> host
>>> name "conference.mcs.anl.gov" , room is "meadow", and any nickname 
>>> you would
>>> like to be know by in that room.  This will bring up a window that 
>>> might
>>> look familiar to you....just type in the lower box, it will be 
>>> display your
>>> text in the top box along with other peoples text.  The list on the 
>>> right
>>> will show you who's in that room with you.
>>> Try this tool out - we will be using it during the testing sessions 
>>> from now
>>> on, so you will have lots of practice before SC Global!
>>> These instructions will be available from
>>> http://www.mcs.anl.gov/fl/research/accessgrid/software/jabber.html
>>> --Ivan
>>> PS -- I'm sending this so you all consider this official, but all 
>>> the work
>>> of writing these instructions was done by Cindy Sievers. I'll take 
>>> the blame
>>> for any mistakes, but you should all appreciate the work she put 
>>> into making
>>> this happen. She's kept it from getting stuck in my queue. Thanks 
>>> Cindy!
   Dwight D. McKay, Technical Architect
   Envision Center for Data Perceptualization, IT at P, Purdue University
   mckay at purdue.edu / v: 765.494.4481 / f: 765.496.7264 / STEW B31

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