φ chat: Faculty Jabber
What is Jabber?
Jabber (XMPP) is an instant messaging system whose key advantage lies in its open specification and distributed implementation.
How Can I Connect?
All faculty users have their own Jabber account (JID) set up, whose form is
firstname.lastname@example.org and can be accessed using their faculty password.
Connection configurations may differ for individual clients but mostly
you just need to select the Jabber/XMPP protocol, fill in your JID
email@example.com and your password.
Some Jabber clients may request a detailed configuration setup. Use the following parameters:
- server: chat.fi.muni.cz
- port: 5222 (STARTTLS), or 5223 (SSL/TLS)
Communication among several users may take place via so-called conferences (chat rooms, multi-user chat, MUC). Only faculty users may take part in conferences run on our server. Please note records of these conferences are archived and are available to the unix administrators. The faculty conference room address is
firstname.lastname@example.org (you can usually abbreviate it to
room). General discussions take place at
Users and conferences may be searched using service discovery. Details differ with individual clients but, in principle, their use is intuitive.
Contacts on Other Servers
You can message and receive messages from any Jabber user connected to any other server if it supports it and doesn't restrict this functionality. All you need to do is to add the corresponding JID to your contacts.