August 23, 2005 at 5:04 am #19544
Haven't been able to connect (yet), but as reported on our front page, Google does have a live Jabber server setup at talk.google.com
See the screenshot for the Trillian status window for my attempted Jabber connection.
UPDATE: smash's world posted instructions on connecting to the talk.google.server using GAIM or Adium. I took his advice and got it working using the Jabber plug-in for Trillian Pro. I'm now live and online with talk.google.com via Trillian. IM me at email@example.com
Here's what worked:Jabber ID: [myname]@gmail.com
Password: [my Gmail password]
I then clicked Change to edit the preferences:Server Host: talk.google.com
Server Port: 5222
Use Legacy SSL for connection: unchecked
For the rest I kept all the default values.
Connect, and voila! you're live on talk.google.com — a day ahead of the release!
See the attached screenshots for the details.August 24, 2005 at 12:17 am #128243
Are you able to connect with another Jabber client? Help someone else out by posting your results here.August 24, 2005 at 12:20 am #128250AnonymousParticipant
I was able to logon with PSI and iChat successfully and communicate with others.
Add me if you would like. [email]Zargeus(at)gmail.com[/email]
JeremyAugust 24, 2005 at 12:52 am #128261vi5inMember
1) Didn't you mean “talk.google.com” in your instruction? 🙂
2) I came across this page while looking for a resolution. I've got the same settings as you, but I got a lot of “Connection lost to server” errors, after which it disconnects. I see the same messages in your status window as well. You can view my attempts here.August 24, 2005 at 12:56 am #128251TigerbladeParticipant
so just to clarify this, this will NOT work with Trillian Basic, correct? From what I can see, you need the Jabber plugin to connect, and Basic doesn't support plugins. I just want to clarify this for those of us who aren't working with Pro… don't be expecting to accomplish this through Trillian without Pro.August 24, 2005 at 1:13 am #128259August 24, 2005 at 1:27 am #128256SpikeMember
Yep, I got it to work shortly after Jeff did, and we had a short conversation.
EDIT: Fixed screen name.August 24, 2005 at 2:04 am #128240
you can also connect to a jabber chat server through Gaim (which doesn't require a Pro version).
here is a screenshot of a configuration that works. to get to the Accounts screen click on the “Accounts” button (on the main window) >> click the “Add” button.
replace Screen Name: with your gmail account name (no @gmail.com Gaim will automatically add that). you do not need to specify a password. Gaim will prompt for that when connecting.August 24, 2005 at 2:16 am #128245CharlesMember
Again, confirmed in iChat with the following settings entered…
Setup Instructions (iChat)
1) Open iChat menu, select “Preferences”
2) Select “Accounts” Tab on toolbar
3) Add new by hitting “+” below account list
4) Select “Jabber Account” in the drop down list
5) Fill in Jabber ID with your Gmail address
6) Fill in your Gmail password
7) Type in “talk.google.com” as the server (without quotes)
8) Add your own Account Description
9) Make sure “Use this account” is selected
10) Click Add
11) A new “Jabber List” window should appear. Change your status to “Available”
Account Info Tab
Description: [just a label] Google Talk
Jabber ID: firstname.lastname@example.org
Password: [your gmail password]
Server Settings Tab
Connect Using SSL: Yes
Allow Self-signed certs: Yes
Warn before password is sent insecurely: Yes
Location: [default is machine name, not important]
This should have you up and running with Google Talk on iChat. The default advanced settings worked for me. The only issue is the password appears to be sent insecurely, which iChat will warn you about.
edit: email@example.comAugust 24, 2005 at 4:19 am #128254August 24, 2005 at 2:23 pm #128262DaveGMember
It connects to the server and I can see my Google Talk buddies.
The problem is they don't see my messages, unless they are the ones who started the conversation.
I also can't use VoIP. There is no “Audio” button.
Solutions?August 24, 2005 at 2:54 pm #128255stev02Member
Jeff I added you but no acceptance yet. 😮August 24, 2005 at 6:18 pm #128263neo_dragon_kaiMember
use the default port 5223 instead o 5222.
i couldn't get 5222 to work for some reason but 5223 works.August 25, 2005 at 5:53 am #128246SparksMember
If you're on a client that supports the older Jabber protocol (Trillian Pro 2.x, Pandion, etc.), you may need to connect to 5223 — 5222 requires XMPP. Newer, XMPP compliant clients (Trillian Pro 3.x, Gaim, Exodus, iChat, etc.) will connect on 5222 just fine.
Jabber and XMPP are usually considered the same thing, but they're not; consider it like the difference between HTTP 1.0 and HTTP 1.1 — an HTTP 1.1 browser can connect to sites that use HTTP 1.0, but an HTTP 1.0 browser cannot connect to sites requiring HTTP 1.1. (Not that there really are any HTTP 1.0 browsers in use out there anymore, but…)
FWIW, there's going to be a Trillian Jabber update soon that supports the Google Talk extensions (a few folks are already testing it for me as of today) such as Gmail mail notifications and so on. There's also a workaround that, if you have gmail.com as the server and there's no host override set, it will connect to talk.google.com for the server. (No Google Talk VoIP in that update, though, before anyone asks.)
I'm also looking into taking the Trillian Pro 3.x XMPP plugin and converting it back to Trillian Pro 2.x, to give the Pro 2.x folks Google Talk support, as well as XMPP in general, MU-C, and bytestreams or server-proxied file transfer. That, however, will happen after the Google Talk enhanced 3.x Jabber plugin comes out.August 25, 2005 at 6:26 am #128253lazyturboMember
I'm using Trillian 3.0 and I'm having trouble connecting. I've tried ports 5222 and 5223 but still no luck. Sometimes it gives me a “*** Connection to server lost” or “*** ERROR: iq error 405“. I'm pretty sure I set everything up right. Tried both gmail.com and talk.google.com for my username. Please Help!!
And can you still make those PC-to-PC calls using Trillian?
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