As soon as it was enabled for my account, I went straight to the control panel
to turn it on. I was met with an unfortunate message indicating that I needed
Google Chat enabled to use Google Plus (it was disabled because I run my own
Jabber server on bitnode.net and not on a subdomain). My thought was "I’ll just
enable it for a little while and then turn it back off once I’ve had my fun"…
so off I went.
As it turns out, when you try to turn off Google Chat, it just won’t go. I
need to clarify here before going on. When I say turn off, I mean you disable
Chat and uninstall it. When I say "it just won’t go" I mean, it doesn’t show up
in your control panel as either installed or enabled, but when your Jabber
server tries to connect to the Google Chat servers to check for the statuses of
all of your friends, you receive the following error:
=INFO REPORT==== yy-mm-dd hh:mm:ss ===
D(<0.384.0>:ejabberd_receiver:320) : Received XML on stream = "<stream:error><undefined-condition xmlns=\"urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:xmpp-streams\"/><str:text xmlns:str=\"urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:xmpp-streams\">'''bitnode.net is a Google Apps Domain with Talk service enabled.'''</str:text></stream:error></stream:stream>"
I have Googled around, and even used Bing to see if there is a workaround for
this. Sadly, all I have found are people having the same issues. My guess (or
perhaps just a hope) is this is just a bug caused by the introduction of Plus
to Google Apps since everything seems to work fine with no errors when you
disable Chat. Time will tell. My Google Plus and Google Talk have been disabled
since October 28 and still no change sadly. Here are most of the resources I
have found referencing this issue.