AIM TOS change
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
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:
> For those that are uncomfortable with the changer, there are two
> options. One is to start encrypting all of you gaim traffic:
> 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
> A: No.
> Q: Should I include quotations after my reply?
> see also: http://www.faqs.org/rfcs/rfc1855.html
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