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Old 10-01-2006, 06:03 AM   #1
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Running a Jabber server


I am considering running a Jabber server, but I am unclear about some details -
* The server does not actually conduct the traffic, does it? It just tells one user where the other one is? Or how is it, and how about file transfers?
* My server is base for several domains. Is it possible to attach several domains to one Jabber server?
* I only know about open Jabber servers - I assume it is possible to manage, so only selected people can join it?
 
Old 10-02-2006, 10:39 PM   #2
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Yes, it is possible to restrict users to the server.

Have you decided on a server to try?

I'd recommend Wildfire, I tried it and got it up and running in an hour or two on a SuSE box.

http://jivesoftware.org/wildfire/

Their FAQ should answer most of your questions.

The server requires a backend database - I believe they offer a few options, but I chose MySQL as it was already running on the server machine.
 
Old 10-15-2006, 03:57 AM   #3
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But that is Java-based, isn't it? I need something based on free software.
 
Old 10-15-2006, 04:42 AM   #4
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Java is certainly free software.
 
Old 10-15-2006, 04:46 AM   #5
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There's a comparison of Jabber servers at http://www.jabber.org/admin/jsc/ - it might help you with your choice. I've used Jabber 1.4 and Jabber 2 servers on low volume networks - they're similar to set up and maintain.
 
Old 10-16-2006, 01:36 PM   #6
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Now, that would be free as in the FSF kind of free.
 
Old 10-16-2006, 01:38 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jlliagre
Java is certainly free software.
Not in the FSF sense. Java is "free as in free beer", but not free as in freedom.

See: gnu.org

I quote: "“Free software” is a matter of liberty, not price. To understand the concept, you should think of “free” as in “free speech”, not as in “free ice cream”."

(Wasn't that supposed to be "free beer"?)

Kind Regards Bjerrk
 
Old 10-16-2006, 01:39 PM   #8
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But then, maybe my comment about needing free software suggested cost, not freedom.
 
Old 10-16-2006, 03:06 PM   #9
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You should reconsider using Java.

Sun has announced to release it under an OSI compliant license (i.e. free as freedom):

http://community.java.net/jdk/opensource/
 
Old 10-16-2006, 11:04 PM   #10
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I don't know what license Jabber is under, but I assure you, there is no cost.
 
Old 10-22-2006, 07:34 AM   #11
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Cost does not concern me - I am willing to pay for the right stuff.
But as for Java, I will take an open Java when I see it, not when I hear more promises about it.
 
  


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