Jabber <-> Google Talk

According to http://wiki.dreamhost.com/Goodies_Control_Panel#Jabber_IM
Jabber on Dreamhost should be able to inter-operate with Google Talk. However, anytime I add a Jabber contact to Google Talk or add a Google Talk contact to Jabber, neither is informed of the add and messages are not received between them.
Does anyone know how to make this work, why this doesn’t work, or if the wiki out of date?

i have a dreamhost jabber account and i’ve added myfriend@gmail.com to my contact list a few times. as far as i know all of them work. i’ve done this in pidgin on ubuntu linux, miranda on windows, and beejive on the iphone. i didn’t have to do anything special to get it to work.

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I tried it with Pidgin on Linux.
I tried to add myfriend@gmail.com to my jabber account. It stays as “not authorized”. I also get a 502: Server Connect Failed.
When I add myfriend@bigmalletman.com (jabber) to google talk. Nothing happens at all. Not authorized, no error message, nothing received on other end.