This page provides information regarding IETF Groupchat/Chatroom services.
The IETF provides Jabber/XMPP groupchat services for use by the various working groups, areas, and BOF sessions during meetings and at other times. Jabber Services are always available, except during brief maintenance periods. A number of IETF Chatrooms exist, each one serves a specific purpose. The ID of each room is "email@example.com" (see the logs page for representative examples).
For general chat and nonspecific conversations, connect to firstname.lastname@example.org. Hallway is the default social chatroom for the IETF.
In order to access the IETF Groupchat Service, you will need an XMPP account, which can be obtained from a number of public servers or from a private or corporate server you may have access to. The IETF does not provide public XMPP accounts. In addition, you will need an XMPP-compatible instant messaging client running on your computer or workstation, or you will need to access a web client offered by various service providers. Consult your client documentation for information on connecting to a groupchat room.
The secretariat cannot provide help with the use of particular instant messaging clients, or the configuration of those clients. They do provide support for the resolution of problems with the groupchat service, and can be reached via email at: email@example.com.
All conversations which take place in IETF Chatrooms are logged, and those logs are publicly and permanently available on this website, here. Everything said becomes part of the public record.
The IETF Jabber Groupchat server is hosted by the IETF Secretariat, Association Management Solutions, in Fremont, California. The secretariat cannot provide help with the use of particular Jabber Clients, or the configuration of those clients. They do provide support for the resolution of problems with the Jabber Server, and can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
As a reminder:
Definitive information is in the documents listed below and other IETF BCPs. For advice, please talk to WG chairs or ADs: