Saturday, 26 March 2005 10:35
Jabber is open instant messaging and a whole lot more, powered by XMPP. Jabber allows you to provide service just like AIM, ICQ, MSN, Yahoo, etc. However, you it should be noted that jabber is unlike other IM protocols because it is decentralized. It works much like email servers in which anyone can setup a Jabber server and register users on a specific domain.
Some of the benefits of using Jabber is that it is open, extensible, secure (SSL!), it can interoperate with other messaging systems (this means you can connect to one server and still communicate with other services like AIM, MSN, ICQ, IRC, Yahoo, GTalk, etc), provides means for file transfer, and its just plain neato.
Setup on Fedora was pretty straight forward:
Download the jabberd2 server, untar,etc.
By default, jabberd2 requires Libidn2, download and install.
One thing I noticed was that the mysql client libraries are not in the default library path, so you've got to run configure with:
More web resources:
Playing Catchup with Jabber
Jabber install HOWTO
Need to get access to a jabber server that sits behind a firewall?
ejabberd Community Site | the Erlang Jabber/XMPP daemon
Jabber clientsI've become very happy with pidgin. It is free and works across most everything...
Pidgin, the universal chat client
XMPP Service Discovery extensions for M2M and IoT | Servicelab.org
Prosody IM - Jabber/XMPP server
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