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Is there any client out there that could reliably connect to facebook XMPP? I have tried Skype, pidgin, gajim and psi None of them can connect reliably. Some fail silently, others disconnect after 10 seconds or so, other simply crash while trying re-connect.

This leads me to believe that facebooks implementation is somewhat broken. Is there any client that could deal with it?

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Have you seen superuser.com/questions/107788/… yet? –  techie007 Nov 11 '12 at 21:09
    
Yes. It mainly describes a way to set it up in pidgin. But it's not working properly. It connects, shows contacts, etc, but then disconnects after 10 seconds or so. I don't think it's a config problem, as I've tried at least 5 different clients and none of them could connect reliably... –  valentinas Nov 11 '12 at 21:22
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All of them are reliable. This is a temporary problem on Facebook's end. –  Michael Hampton Nov 12 '12 at 0:35
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My guess is the problem is on Facebook side. A Twitter search 'confirms' it.

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Their own desktop client seems to work fine (more or less): http://www.facebook.com/about/messenger/?src=sitetour

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It seems to be a temporary problem on Facebook's end. I have been using Facebook chat through Apple's Messages client for the past few months. It has only begun failing to connect today. As you said it connects for a short period of time before disconnecting again (10 or 20 seconds).

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