Instant Messaging

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The CS department systems administrators operate the Jabberd IM server, which implements the XML-based Jabber protocol. Setup is trivial for most clients.

GAIM

Setup

  1. Go to Tools->Accounts.
  2. Go to Add.
  3. Set the protocol to Jabber, and input your CS username. Set the server to im.cs.earlham.edu.
  4. Go to more options, and make sure TLS is enabled on port 5222.

You're good to go. Click save, and then go on-line.

Adding buddies

You need to add a user as a buddy in order to talk to them. Go to Buddy list->Buddies->Add buddy, and type in their CS user name followed by @im.cs.earlham.edu. For example, the user joe would expand as joe@im.cs.earlham.edu. Make sure your account is set to your CS account.

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