Jabber is a new, open-source IM platform designed to be open, fast, and easy to use and extend. It works directly over the Internet, has distributed servers, utilizes an XML-based protocol, and has transparent compatibility with other IM systems .
Jabber is a set of open XML protocols and technologies for exchanging messages and presence information in close to real time. The first application of Jabber technology is an instant messaging (IM) network that offers functionality similar to legacy IM services such as ICQ, AOL Instant Messenger, MSN Messenger, and Yahoo! Instant Messenger. There are currently tens of thousands of Jabber servers on the Internet, millions of end-users, and a thriving community of open-source and commercial software developers building Jabber technologies. In general, "Jabber" is an adjective -- there is no one thing that you can point to as "Jabber", although there are Jabber protocols, Jabber technologies, Jabber servers, Jabber clients, Jabber users, and a Jabber network.
Jabber 1. Rapid and indistinct speech 2. To talk in a noisy, excited, or declamatory manner 3. A streaming XML technology mainly used for instant messaging Jabber is best known as "the Linux of instant messaging" -- an open, secure, ad-free alternative to consumer IM services like AIM, ICQ, MSN, and Yahoo http://www.jabber.org
Jabber is an open system primarily built to provide instant messaging service and presence information (aka buddy lists). The protocol is built to be extensible and other features such as Voice over IP and file transfers have been added.
This occurs when there are excessively long data packets being transmitted from the node (i.e., workstation, server). At that point, the hub, or concentrator, partitions (isolates) the node from the network until the condition is corrected.
Jabber is the transmission of a packet on a computer network that is larger than the network's MTU. Such transmissions hog bandwidth and congest the network. Many network switches have a built-in capability to detect when a device is jabbering and block it until it resumes proper operation.
Jabber is a chatsystem. In many ways it resembles email. It's not intended for letters, but for chatting. Jabber is not a company and not a software program. Just like email is not a company or a software program. See Also XMPP.