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[Discuss] Does sendxmpp actually work?

Has anyone on the list ever used the sendxmpp command to send instant
messages? I can't get it to work at all (version 1.23 on Ubuntu
15.10), and I'm wondering if it's just fundamentally broken.

I've created usernames on several Jabber sites, and they work with
popular graphical IM clients on Linux, so I tried sendxmpp.  I created
a local ~/.sendxmpprc file with my user information, e.g.:

  bongo at	<password>

However, no matter which username & Jabber server I use, I can't send
a message with sendxmpp. I always get a connection failure. Here is
one example in verbose mode:

$ echo foo | sendxmpp -v bongo at
sendxmpp: config: 'password' => '********'
Use of uninitialized value $val in concatenation (.) or string at /usr/bin/sendxmpp line 195.
sendxmpp: config: 'component' => ''
sendxmpp: config: 'username' => 'bongo'
sendxmpp: config: 'jserver' => ''
sendxmpp: config: 'port' => '5222'
sendxmpp: ssl_verify: 1
sendxmpp: tls_ca_path:
Could not connect to '' on port 5222: IO::Socket::INET: connect: timeout

Does sendxmpp ever work?

Dan Barrett
dbarrett at

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