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Setting up Chat Room with Jabber

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Andromeda7625 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Apr 25, 2013 8:30 AM

I am trying to create a chat room for multiple users all using a Jabber (gmail) account within ichat.  Is there a special naming protocol to creating a chat room or do you need to create an address somewhere before joining this chat room?

 

I have no problem doing it with my .me account but for work everyone is on gmail so we ideally be able to use the Jabber accounts for group chats. 

 

I did mange to "create" one called p3@intechrisk.com (our domain) but when I tried to join I get the grey spinning wheel and don't get any further.

 

Clearly I'm missing something so any help would be appreciated!

 

Thanks,

Sarah

  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (66,880 points)
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    Apr 26, 2013 1:57 PM (in response to Andromeda7625)

    Hi,

     

    GoogleTalk is supposed to allow group chats.

    These tend to be called "Conferences" on most Jabber servers.

     

    Most Jabber servers have a section of additional itme your can "register" for and Login to.

    However to do this takes a third party app like Psi.

    This can then do "Service Discovery" on the server in question and show what features you can sign up for.

     

    These can include "Transports" that allow you to add Buddies from different services and Conference calls.

     

    Having said that if you do Service Discovery on GoogleTalk you find nothing

    Many apps also presume the server name is the last part of your user ID and for Google with it's @gmail.com and @googlemail.com this does not work properly in some of these apps.

     

    This page has Instructions for how to set up a Transport to MSN using Psi and you can see the Service Discovery panel.

     

    Essentially a room has to be given a Name and this is coupled with the Jabber server name it is on so that it looks something like this:-

     

    ralph@conference.jabber.org.uk

     

    The room "ralph" is on the conference server at the jabber.org.uk server.

     

    Substituting ralph@conference.talk.google.com does not seem to work as a room name.

    It may pay to start from a  Web Browser login and see if a room name becomes apparent that way.

     

     

    Edit

    The last two "links" I have tried to remove the Links but they keep get added back

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  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (66,880 points)
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    Apr 30, 2013 1:48 PM (in response to Andromeda7625)

    Hi Sarah,

     

    I have just two accounts set up in  Psi to text and compare with iChat or Messages.

     

    The one where I can seer Service Discovery and "Sign Up" for their Conference Chats, allow me to create a room.

     

    As I said before the name of the room has an added items after the @ symbol.

    Namely the room I had was called ralph@conference.jabber.org.uk

    Notice the "Conference"  added into the server name.

     

    You don't seem to list a separate subset server name for the Conference/Room  you want to join.

    Having said that though it does seem that the different Jabber Servers do seem to take different approaches with this.

     

    It might pay to find out from Jabber/XMPP forum how it is done and work it backwards as it were.

     

     

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