Debian/Ubuntu server admins: Let's Encrypt packages! Dec. 22, 2015, 10:36 a.m. by mati

Update. Since the Debian now supplies packages via backports, we no longer update these packages. In order to ease transition to Let's Encrypt, we have built up-to-date packages of their client and Apache authenticator for Debian 7.0 (Wheezy) and later as well as Ubuntu 14.04 and later. To install, simply do (replace "jessie" with your distribution codename): apt-get install apt-transport-https echo "deb https://apt.jabber.at jessie letsencrypt" \     >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/jabber.at.list wget -qO- https://apt.jabber.at/gpg-key | apt-key add - apt-get update apt-get install fsinf-keyring letsencrypt python-letsencrypt-apache This is of course meant as an alternative to installing from source, since Let's Encrypt packages are in no stable distribution yet. ... read more

December 6th, 9 am CEST: Upgrade to ejabberd 15.11 Dec. 5, 2015, 5:53 p.m. by mati

On December 6th, 9 am, we will upgrade our server to ejabberd 15.11 (release notes). This will require a restart, so we will be unavailable for a few minutes. ... read more

More secure encryption starting October 1st Sept. 4, 2015, 6 p.m. by mati

Update. As of today, we only support Forward Secrecy ciphers (see the test results). Our downtime wasn't just a small restart, we also upgraded ejabberd to the newest version. ... read more

Hack update: Almost all services restored Aug. 17, 2015, 8:09 p.m. by mati

By now almost all services affected by the hack are restored. account.jabber.at for registering new accounts and resetting your password, list.jabber.at is an overview for other services and stats.jabber.at providing server statistics. Unfortunately, webchat.jabber.at is down until further notice. ... read more

Warning: webchat.jabber.at was hacked Aug. 6, 2015, 10:52 a.m. by mati

We discovered that webchat.jabber.at was compromised via a security issue in Jappix since February 17th. As a consequence, the server and all its services (this homepage and list.jabber.at) are unavailable until Saturday. This article provides full disclosure on what (we know) happened and what you should do.

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Trouble connecting? July 6, 2015, 5:18 p.m. by mati

If you cannot connect to our server since June 6th, 2015 in morning, you should read this. We updated our list of encryption algorithms (called TLS ciphers) by removing some old ciphers that should no longer be used because they are insecure. If you use a very old client and/or operating system you may now no longer be able to connect. If you have problems connecting, first make sure that you use the most up-to-date version of your client (e.g. ... read more

July 6th, 7 am CEST: Upgrade to ejabberd 15.06 July 5, 2015, 2:12 p.m. by mati

Tomorrow morning we will upgrade our server to ejabberd 15.06 (release notes). This will require a short restart. We will use the opportunity to add some configuration improvements: ... read more

Change in password reset policy May 25, 2015, 5:40 p.m. by mati

For a while now, users can only register directly on our homepage. Since the registration process requires an email address, the site can also be used to reset your password if you loose it. If you registered on our homepage, nothing changes for you.

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Downtime Saturday, May 2, 9:00 CEST April 30, 2015, 7:58 p.m. by mati

We will upgrade the operating system of our servers (from Debian 7.0 to the just-released Debian 8.0, codenamed "Jessie") on May 2, starting at 9:00 CEST. Coming with the upgrade will be yet another upgrade of ejabberd to version 15.04. We will also enable XEP-0313: Message Archive Management while we're at it, this will allow your client to store your recent chat history on our server (if you so choose) so it can be shared between clients. ... read more

New BOSH and webpresence URLs April 6, 2015, 3:18 p.m. by mati

If you are using BOSH with your client or use , you should be aware that the URLs will change very soon. The change eliminates the need to proxy the traffic between our webserver and our Jabber server, therefor this change improves reliability. The new URLs are:
  • BOSH.
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