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I'm trying to set up an iChat server for our company.  The server is a dual-Xeon XServe recently upgraded to OS X 10.5.  

I am able to connect, with no problems whatsoever, using iChat on our Mac clients.  Connects first time-every time.  However, not one of our Windows clients can connect using any Jabber client.  

*  I have opened all of our FW ports according to this article: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1507
*  I have tried all the following Jabber/IM clients for Windows: Pandion, Psi, Exodus, Trillian, AIM, GoogleTalk.
*  Have tried both WinXP and Vista
*  Have tried ports 5222 and 5223, SSL on and off
*  Most of the time the iChat server log will simply show one line showing my IP, maybe the Jabber client, and "CONNECT" then *immediately* another line "DISCONNECT".  No another info or reason why.
*  Most of the Jabber clients I've tried will give some kind of Failed Connection error.  Trillian will get caught in a Connect/Disconnect cycle.
*  in each IM client I have set the correct settings for our server address and am trying an existing login all of which are known to WORK when using iChat from a Mac client.

What am I missing here?  What does it take to connect a Windows Jabber client to an iChat server?
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I connected a Psi client to our iChat server. I needed to set password in plain text or clear text to go through login.
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*UPDATE*

I have successfully connected using Pidgen with iChat settings at: "SSL Certificate" to "No Certificate" and "Authentication" to "Standard"

What is going on here?  I thought iChat was based on Jabber?  Why can't these Windows clients connect?
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It is based on Jabber but I think I remember it is the first version that is jabber based/supported and it seems that it doesn't support every way to log in (as that it is supposed to).
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I never found a solution to this issue.  iChat server only wants to work nicely with iChat clients.  Very disappointing.  I've since moved to a different server.
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No. There may be a solution in the new snow leopard coming soon. But, as far as I know, it does not follow the jabber protocol completelly. So you get this problem. I succeeded with certificate added correctly but it is unstable but the authentication must be plain. It seems that Apple has not succeeded in implementing the login protocol with encryption so far :(
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