AIM TOS change

Spencer Gibb spudgibb at gmail.com
Mon Mar 14 10:53:03 MST 2005


I tried to register an account with kopete but get a connection
refused.  Kopete's default ports are 5222 and 5223 for ssl.  Any
ideas?

Spencer

On Mon, 14 Mar 2005 10:21:06 -0700, Stuart Jansen <sjansen at buscaluz.org> wrote:
> For those rare few that dont'read Slashdot, here's something worth
> paying attention to. AOL has changed the terms of server for AIM:
> 
> http://yro.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=05/03/11/2359226
> 
> For those that are uncomfortable with the changer, there are two
> options. One is to start encrypting all of you gaim traffic:
> 
> http://gaim-encryption.sourceforge.net/
> 
> I've done this off and on for a couple years. Unfortunately, no major
> distro (other than gentoo, which doesn't count) supports gaim-encryption
> out of the box. (Debian unstable seems to have it, but the package isn't
> signed at the moment.)  I've had it repeatedly break on me, and few
> people use it.
> 
> Alternatively, show AOL that you don't appreciate the new TOS by
> switching services. Now's a great time to switch to Jabber and encourage
> your friends to too. Jabber is a decentralized service. You can get
> accounts from jabber.org, jabber.plug.org, or setup your own server.
> 
> Most jabber clients (including gaim) include the ability to register for
> new accounts within the client. See http://jabber.plug.org/
> 
> Of course, the best solution is doing both. Which I plan to do as soon
> as the Debian package is signed.
> 
> --
> Stuart Jansen  e-mail/jabber: sjansen at buscaluz.org
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> Q: Should I include quotations after my reply?
>   see also: http://www.faqs.org/rfcs/rfc1855.html
> 
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