RSS feeds are back. And they brought Atom feeds with them. Sept. 24, 2016, 8:03 p.m. by mati

If you want to follow updates about jabber.at via RSS feeds, you can now do so again . We also implemented an Atom feeds . Please contact us if you have any problems.


Homepage updates, server restart and mcabber packages Sept. 23, 2016, 11:01 a.m. by mati

Our homepage is progressing nicely. We regulary push updates. If you want to read a pretty detailed and still incomplete changelog, you can do so here.

On Wednesday, our server experienced connection issues with other servers, so contacts from other servers appeared offline. We had to restart the server to fix the issue.

If you use Debian/Ubuntu and prefer the command line, note that we now (again) have up-to-date mcabber packages in our APT repositories. Packages are available for all currently supported distributions in the mcabber component.


Certificate fingerprints updates Sept. 13, 2016, 4:17 p.m. by mati

Users of Gajim have probably noticed a few notifications about changed TLS certificates on our servers.

Due to our transition to Let's Encrypt, our certificates no longer change once every two years, but every two to three months. We thus no longer explicitly publish fingerprints on our homepage, since it is an additional burden and only Gajim users are affected by it. Gajim itsell removes this check in the next version, since it not really gives any security benefit. Our domains are secured with DNSSec and DANE and the used certificate can easily be verified in a cryptographically secure manner e.g. using xmpp.net.


Welcome to our new homepage! Sept. 3, 2016, 1:55 p.m. by mati

As you can propably see, we have a new homepage. The old homepage (based on Drupal7) was slow and unresponsive and hard to extend with XMPP based functionality. Drupal 7 is an incredibly flexible software allowing you to do almost everything with it - but we only used a minor part of that functionality anyway.

So we've written or own smalll blog (that is already much faster) and already integrated the previously off-site functionality of registering a new account and requesting a password reset. We hope this provides a much better user experience.

We still have quite a TODO list, and most certainly there are still bugs. But we already have plenty of ideas to improve this homepage further, we at least want to integrate a webchat (again!) and allow you to manage file uploaded directly to the server.


New TLS/SSL certificates Aug. 26, 2016, 2:39 p.m. by mati

Update: We no longer explicitly publish fingerprints, see Certificate fingerprints updates.


August 16th, 7:30 am CEST: Upgrade to ejabberd 16.08 Aug. 15, 2016, 9:59 a.m. by mati

On August 16th, 7:30 am, we will upgrade our server to ejabberd 16.08 (release notes). This will require a restart, so we will be unavailable for a few seconds.

May 26th, 8 am CEST: Upgrade to ejabberd 16.04 May 24, 2016, 6:30 p.m. by mati

On May 26th, 8 am, we will upgrade our server to ejabberd 16.04 (release notes). This will require a restart, so we will be unavailable for a few seconds.

Update of our privacy policy May 3, 2016, 5:47 p.m. by mati

We just updated our privacy policy to account for clients that use Message Archive Management and/or HTTP File Uploads. Specifically, two bullet-points were added:

April 23th, 9 am CEST: Upgrade to ejabberd 16.03 April 22, 2016, 1:27 p.m. by mati

On April 23th, 9 am, we will upgrade our server to ejabberd 16.03 (release notes). This will require a restart, so we will be unavailable for a few seconds.

Deactivated transports April 17, 2016, 7:24 p.m. by mati

Today we decided to deactivate the transports for Telegram, Facebook and AIM. None of them saw any real world usage, so there is no use in keeping them up.