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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GPG encrypt your confirmation emails March 15, 2015, 2:40 p.m. by mati

You can now add your GPG key when registering. If you have already done so, you can set a new key here. You can give a GPG fingerprint that will be fetched from a keyserver or directly upload a public key.

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No more registration via client on jabber.at March 11, 2015, 2:32 p.m. by mati

Starting today, registration for jabber.at is only possible via account.jabber.at. "In-Band Registration" (registration directly from within your client) is no longer possible. This also means that we now require your email address for your registration. This address will never be handed over to others and is never used in normal operations of our server. ... read more

Upcoming changes Feb. 25, 2015, 8:33 p.m. by mati

We will make a few updates to jabber.at (and jabber.zone/jabber.wien/xmpp.zone). Each change will be separately announced, but we are announcing them here in advance so you have a chance to comment (either below, via Twitter or on Facebook).

  1. We will soon require users to register via account.jabber.at and disable In-Band Registration (meaning registration from within the client).
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Update to ejabberd 14.12 - Registration temporarily disabled. Dec. 23, 2014, 10:31 p.m. by mati

Update. Registration works again. We had a few troubles these paste few days as mentioned on twitter and Facebook already. We took a reboot as a chance to upgrade ejabberd to version 14.12. ... read more