[AG-TECH] Jabber Server Install [nclassified]

Andrew Rowley Andrew.Rowley at manchester.ac.uk
Mon Nov 26 05:26:43 CST 2007


I have also tried this server (OpenFire) with AG Toolkit.  The main problem is related to the DNS names of the machine on which it is run.  AG Toolkit assumes that the name is the DNS name of the Jabber server with the first part removed and replaced with "conference" e.g. if you set your jabber server to jabber.mcs.anl.gov, it will assume the conference server is conference.mcs.anl.gov.  So you need to make sure that this also maps to the same machine.

Note that this is not really correct behaviour on behalf of the AGTk jabber client.  It should really do a ServiceDiscovery to find the conference server associated with the jabber server.

OpenFire is really easy to configure though.  I think you just have to make sure that the admin port is available on your server (or change it if it isn't) and then you can just log in through a web browser to configure it.  I didn't need to do any configuration that I can remember though.

Andrew :)

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-----Original Message-----
From: owner-ag-tech at mcs.anl.gov [mailto:owner-ag-tech at mcs.anl.gov] On Behalf Of Todd Zimmerman
Sent: 26 November 2007 06:11
To: Kivshar, Boris (Contractor)
Cc: ag-tech at mcs.anl.gov
Subject: Re: [AG-TECH] Jabber Server Install [nclassified]

Kivshar, Boris (Contractor) wrote:
> Jason,
> Thanks for a quick reply. We require to run our own jabber server within
> AG3, as we are on a stand alone network with no internet connectivity.
> So to answer your question, we need to configure and install the server
> not the client.

We use OpenFire for our Jabber Server (http://www.igniterealtime.org/projects/openfire/index.jsp)
and have been extremely happy with it.  Easy to install, configure, maintain.  However, we do _not_
tie it into our AG3 Venueserver so I can't comment on that.  You'd think if it was all protocol
compliant, it would work with any server - but, like I said, I've never tried it so can't comment.



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