[AG-TECH] Jabber Available!
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.
> On Tue, 21 Sep 2004, Monika Rabarison wrote:
>> 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?
>> On Fri, 17 Sep 2004, Ivan R. Judson wrote:
>>> Hello everyone,
>>> Here's some information regarding Jabber, the chat tool that we will
>>> using for SC Global.
>>> For general information about Jabber, go to
>>> 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
>>> 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
>>> 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
>>> Select the "Profiles" button at the bottom of the window. The next
>>> 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
>>> 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"
>>> 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
>>> 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
>>> 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.
>>> name should appear in the list next to a gray star (this means you
>>> offline). At the bottom of this window are two buttons. The status
>>> 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.
>>> other button will give you additional menu options.
>>> Select join group chat to join everyone else in the meadow. Type in
>>> 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
>>> 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
>>> 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
>>> 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
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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