"Jabber, the streaming XML technology mainly used for instant
messaging, is well-suited to its most common task. However, Jabber
is a far more generic tool. It's not a chat server per se, but
rather a complete XML routing framework. This has some pretty
"Technically speaking, Jabber can act as a router for anything
that can be represented in or with XML. Since it's mostly used for
online messaging, and since clients for Linux are readily available
(GAIM, for example, is a Jabber client, there are many, many more),
I'll focus here on ways to use Jabber to send informational system
messages to a Jabber client (or clients)..."
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