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Google IM might use Jabber/XMPP.

After Meetro and Google IM Jabber screenshot, another interesting story is doing the rounds.

There's a host responding at and is actually redirecting to [see image]

Tom Servo, tried to connect to using his Trillian client. What he got was a secure XMPP (Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol, alternatively known as Jabber) server waiting for connections. [see image]

And according to this post, Jabber server listening on port 5222 of '' [see screenshot]

The server could even be for internal corporate messaging and not actually a public IM service. But since the browser redirects to another page, it doesn't seem to be an internal service. Can some Google employee confirm this. redirects to - you get a "Not found" error, but the fact the redirection is present means it's going to be used.

If you type, you get a browser error saying it doesn't exist, but on writing you are redirected to a Google 404 404 page saying was not found on the server. So internally, the Google Talk page exists. via | via

Some possible google im subdomains:

Login credentials for Google Talk Instant Messenger:

Works on all clients supporting Jabber like Mirinda, AdiumX, Gaim.

Port: 5223
Password: yourpassword
Turn off 'Secure Messaging' or 'Encryption'

[see screenshot on Google Talk settings]

Google Talk already works with iChat. Just use your GMail credentials.