open jabber server and conference room for nanog-arin meeting

in an unusual fit of effacacy, i brought up an open jabber server today
and created a persistent conference room. i'm not a fan of the monolithic
public server.

if you have a jabber account somewhere, you can join the conference room:

if you don't have a jabber account somewhere, you can register one at:

if you don't have a jabber client, my recommendations are:

   mac/os/x adium-x or psi
   windows pandion or psi
   bsd or linux psi or tkabber

i've been told that srh might monitor this jabber room during tuesday's
meeting, in case questions come in from folks listening to the broadcast.

Many thanks for doing this Paul. As far as me monitoring, I've never had any luck getting a jabber client going so help would be welcome. And, if anyone in the audience sees a question come in, don't hesitate to go up to the mike and ask it.

jabber update. folks have reported some unreachability, but being network
admins, did not say "ping worked" (or not) and didn't send a traceroute. if
they'd done either, i'd've asked "what server were you logged into", since
the connection that's failing is server-to-server (from the server where you
are logged in, to the conference server).

if you want to get into this conference room and your jabber server is timing
out trying to reach my jabber server, please send me ping and traceroute
results (as well as "telnet 5222" results) while standing on
your server.

otoh, you can probably work around the problem by registering a new account
at (it's open to registration from anybody) and then joining
the mailing list from there (which is
a connection from localhost to localhost from my server's point of view.)

sorry for the churn. and yes, srh, if someone asks a Q on jabber and you're
not logged in, i'll spew it to the microphone (or somebody else will).

after working around some kind of wierd arp problem with my isp, folks using
abovenet to reach this jabber server will no longer see timeouts. the room
is available all week ( in case some of
us who came to nanog are staying for arin and want to, um, jabber. the
server will remain open until something bad happens, so feel free to register,
create rooms persistent or otherwise, etc.