Improved connectivity through firewalls for

Dec. 12, 2014, 10:06 a.m. by mati

We have just enabled an additional SRV record that enables users to connect via port 443 (what HTTPS typically uses). This should greatly improve connectivity if you are behind a restrictive firewall that blocks "non-standard" ports like port 5222 that Jabber/XMPP uses. We will enable this in a day or so for all other domains as well. ... read more

DIGEST-MD5: Gone for good - No more clear-text passwords!

Nov. 24, 2014, 7:24 p.m. by mati

Sine November 15, we have received only a single complaint from a user that was no longer able to connect to our server and this user wasn't able to name the client. So we've decided that DIGEST-MD5 is gone for good. We will not enable it again. This means that we will enable SCRAM-SHA1 password storage on Saturday, November 29. From then on, all passwords will no longer be stored as clear text passwords!. ... read more

November 15: Deactivation of DIGEST-MD5 authentication

Nov. 11, 2014, 11:53 a.m. by mati

We will disable DIGEST-MD5 for all our domains on Saturday, November 15. DIGEST-MD5 is an old insecure authentication mechanism and the reason we still store passwords in plain text. We don't really know how many users might be affected, so please contact us if you have any problems connecting on or after November 15. We consider this step a trial-run and might enable DIGEST-MD5 again if to many users report (unfixeable) problems. Technical background. DIGEST-MD5 is the original SASL authentication mechanism in the Jabber protocol. ... read more

Homepage now on Drupal 7

Oct. 19, 2014, 7:45 a.m. by mati

This homepage has been updated to Drupal 7. We are sure there will be some problems. If you find any, please report them in our multi-user chat. ... read more

New host:

Oct. 10, 2014, 1:29 p.m. by mati

We are proud to announce that we now serve yes another hostname. You can register on ... read more

New host:

Sept. 14, 2014, 12:46 p.m. by mati

We are proud to announce that we now also serve another hostname. You can register on ... read more

New TLS certificates on Monday, 2014-09-01

Aug. 30, 2014, 10:02 a.m. by mati

Our TLS certificates for and expire on September 5th, 2014. New certificates are created and will be deployed on Monday, September 1st, 2014. Checksums for all certificates are provided here in case you want to verify the validity of the new certificates:
  • (via Jabber/XMPP).
    • md5: 1C:C4:A2:72:8A:7F:49:E5:1C:B9:CB:DB:03:64:28:AC
    • sha1: F0:00:FC:8F:9E:DB:CF:D2:CB:F0:3E:BE:C0:69:A5:92:8E:23:39:7B
    • sha256: C8:AF:DD:00:38:1E:13:BD:00:0C:28:CE:13:CE:27:28:41:17:A0:1B:92:CF:19:8D:2F:64:C5:C6:E7:4C:36:E0
    • sha512: 0A:E8:B0:8F:45:7B:80:13:09:0C:F7:11:8A:D4:54:66:77:A0:80:0A:42:03:D0:7D:AA:C5:38:52:CC:BE:60:E3: 4E:57:8F:E4:BB:E7:E4:76:F1:B0:5A:0C:BE:07:12:56:F1:0C:F5:1E:8D:91:ED:A7:0E:2F:F8:EA:DB:19:7E:C2
  • (via HTTPS).
    • md5: 1A:7A:73:3A:06:22:F5:B5:C5:33:15:B8:B8:86:EF:37
    • sha1: 52:87:17:52:03:3F:13:35:42:6B:D8:35:FB:C6:A2:59:83:7F:9A:7A
    • sha256: B0:63:55:97:F3:BE:14:7C:D5:E6:86:FB:87:F7:DB:65:C8:93:1A:50:BC:65:99:71:CA:E6:1D:70:F9:F5:8F:5B
    • sha512: D2:12:0C:C9:69:D4:74:E1:51:8E:9D:62:DB:9A:8A:44:00:71:17:59:D7:B7:21:81:A7:B5:2A:62:53:E0:4C:89: 91:7B:7F:B3:6C:BD:87:4F:E8:81:47:4D:21:DA:5D:2B:A8:54:D3:56:40:00:8D:4A:8C:C3:10:FD:23:A8:5A:B2
  • (via Jabber/XMPP and HTTPS).
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Webchat is back!

July 20, 2014, 10:09 a.m. by mati

Our Webchat is finally back online, so you can again use from your browser. We now use Jappix instead of the old, unmaintained JWChat. The new URL is Our Jappix installation probably still has a few rough edges, please forgive us any problems. ... read more

Update of our privacy policy

July 11, 2014, 8:07 p.m. by mati

We just updated our statement regarding how we handle your privacy. The changes are.

  1. Clarification that HTTPS connections are logged for a limited amount of time.
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Problems connecting to

July 2, 2014, 5:43 p.m. by mati

Since our upgrade last Saturday, we're seeing a decreased number (about 10% less) of connections. It might be related to our local summer holidays, but we're trying to find out if there are users that have trouble connecting to If you can't connect, please contact us right away!. ... read more