One of my jabber accounts stopped being able to communicate with google talk users recently. Authorisations/statuses/messages stopped coming through. Meanwhile my other accounts were fine. Tech support meddled with the config and ended up breaking my other accounts: now I cannot communicate with google talk users from any of my jabber accounts. Tech support claim it’s not their problem but a) only one of my accounts was broken until tech support tried to fix it, at which point all my accounts stopped working, b) apparently not all servers (I’m on grand) have this problem - otherwise there would have been an uproar. I can only conclude that there is something wrong with the jabber set up on grand which needs to be fixed. I have jabbered without a glitch for a long time - it’s not good enough to say I should just accept that I cannot communicate with all my contacts on google talk henceforth.
Leaving aside the fact that I shouldn’t have to do anything extraordinary for my jabber accounts to work properly, I have read and followed the advice on http://wiki.dreamhost.com/Jabber_SRV_records , but it has not fixed the problem. At the end of that wiki page it says “If it doesn’t work, you have to go at your Google Apps account of your domain (eg. http://google.com/a/yourdomain.com) and disable Google Talk service, otherwise google server will try to use own server to delivery messages and you won’t be able to receive incomming messages from any of your Gmail/Gtalk contacts.” Does anyone know how I can log in to this google apps account that I never asked for!? What username and password should I use (my DH account details do not work).