Upcoming changes to ejabberd package

Oct. 4, 2017, 6:23 p.m. by mati

If you use our Debian/Ubuntu ejabberd repositories please be aware of the following upcoming change. Starting with our ejabberd 17.09 packages, the default ERLANG_NODE will change ejabberd@localhost.

If you already have an ERLANG_NODE set in /etc/default/ejabberd, you don't have to do anything.

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Deactivation of ICQ-Transport

Aug. 12, 2017, 11:39 a.m. by mati

We are sorry to announce that we no longer support our ICQ-Transport.

The ICQ-Transport has been dysfunctional since last Monday, when we upgraded our Servers to Debian 9.0. It seems the software we used, Spectrum2, is no longer maintained and not compatible with newer versions of Debian. We haven't been able to get the transport running again despite significant efforts on our part.

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Downtime 2017-07-31

July 30, 2017, 7:27 p.m. by mati

Update. Due to problems with our hardware, we were offline for almost two hours. Everything should be working again, if you still have problems, please let us know!

There will be some minor downtime tomorrow afternoon (most likely around 3 pm) while we upgrade our systems.

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Expired certificates yesterday - sorry!

July 30, 2017, 7:06 p.m. by mati

Yesterday our certificates expired and we failed to renew them beforehand. We renewed them as soon as we noticed the mistake - sorry for the inconvenience!

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jabber.wien: End of life August 2018

June 10, 2017, 10:28 a.m. by mati

We have decided to stop offering jabber.wien accounts by August 2018 (that's more then a year from now).

A few years ago we registered the domain jabber.wien, but it had so few users that we eventually disabled registration again. By now there are less then 40 registered accounts, with only 10 used in the last month.

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Poezio and Profanity packages

May 12, 2017, 6:46 a.m. by mati

If you are a Debian user or use one of it's derivatives (e.g. Ubuntu, Mint, ...) and want to use Jabber/XMPP on the console, we have a treat for you. We now have up to date Poezio and Profanity (instructions) packages in our APT repositories.

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New webchat

May 7, 2017, 7:55 a.m. by mati

We're happy to announce that we have a new webchat, which makes it possible to use Jabber directly in your Browser. It's based on Converse.js and is still experimental. We hope for feedback from you!

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New TLS certificates (April 2017)

April 30, 2017, 7:48 p.m. by mati

We have new TLS certificates for Jabber/XMPP connections. As usual, they are signed by Let's Encrypt. Here are the Serials and Fingerprints for each hostname.

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Connection issues yesterday

March 12, 2017, 2:32 p.m. by mati

Yesterday our upstream provider had hardware issues between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., and we were unavailable as a result. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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Stability problems and ejabberd upgrade

Feb. 10, 2017, 6:02 p.m. by mati

In Wednesday (February 8) we had severe stability problems with ejabberd, the software we use for our Jabber/XMPP server. Today we resorted to rebooting the server and upgrading ejabberd to the newest version (17.01) in the process. For now it seems the problems are solved, but we're keeping a close eye on this.

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