ejabberd 20.12

We are pleased to announce ejabberd 20.12. This release, just in time for the New Year’s, includes several new features and many improvements & bugfixes. Most notably, ejabberd now works with the Microsoft ODBC Driver for the SQL Server support. With a new config option, sql_odbc_driver, you can explicitly specify the path to the ODBC […]

Jamler XMPP server, an OCaml experiment based on ejabberd 2.1.8

During the interview with Alexey Shchepin we had last week, the author of ejabberd mentioned Jamler. Did you notice? Jamler is an experimental XMPP server, developed mainly in 2011 as an attempt to rewrite ejabberd in OCaml. The goal was to see how static typing would affect ejabberd and its code originally written in Erlang, […]

Interview with Alexey Shchepin, creator of ejabberd

This month, ejabberd is 18 years old. On this occasion we talked with Alexey Shchepin, who created ejabberd in November 2002. Today, ejabberd is one of the most popular XMPP servers in the world, used by millions of people, devices and many big companies like Facebook, WhatsApp, or CCP Games (famous for the EVE Online […]

Happy 18th Birthday, ejabberd!

This month marks 18 years of ejabberd development. Alexey Shchepin started ejabberd in November 2002. Since then it has grown to a super-scalable and rock-solid real-time communication server.

Getting started with WebSocket API in ejabberd

The WebSocket API, as neatly explained by the MDN, is a technology that makes it possible to open a two-way interactive communication session between the user’s browser and a server. With WebSocket API, you can send messages to a server and receive event-driven responses without having to poll the server for a reply.

ejabberd 20.07

We are pleased to announce ejabberd 20.07. In addition to the usual fixes, this version adds support for Unix domain socket (aka IPC socket) which can be used to replace IP socket for any listener. As it’s more efficient than a network socket, this is the recommended endpoint to use if you have a proxy

Starting with MQTT protocol and ejabberd MQTT broker

MQTT stands for Message Queuing Telemetry Transport. It is a simple and lightweight publish/subscribe messaging protocol: MQTT broker sends & relays messages to MQTT clients. It was designed for constrained devices and low-bandwidth, high-latency or unreliable networks.

eturnal v1.0.0: say hello to a new STUN/TURN server

This is a guest post by Holger Weiß, the author of eturnal. Holger works as a professional server administrator at Freie Universität Berlin and operates the Conversations.im service (together with Daniel Gultsch). He’s a regular contributor to ejabberd and various other Open Source projects.

Check ejabberd XMPP server useful configuration steps

In this article I will share some configuration steps that I made while I was preparing my previous ejabberd XMPP server tutorials. I assume the starting ejabberd configuration from my article on setting up your ejabberd real time IM server and configuring ejabberd video & voice calling

How to configure ejabberd to get 100% in XMPP compliance test

Your ejabberd XMPP server is a powerful piece of software. But configuring everything requires several steps. Your best place to start is this hands-on ejabberd installation tutorial and this ejabberd STUN/TURN tutorial. If you have specific questions, first be sure to consult the official ejabberd documentation.

ejabberd 20.04

We are pleased to announce ejabberd 20.04. In addition to various bugfixes and improvements, this release massively improves audio and video calls support.

ejabberd 20.03

We are pleased to announce ejabberd version 20.03. This release adds a mix of features, optimizations and bugfixes: TLS support to connect to MySQL, initial cockroachdb support or fix of webadmin related issues. See Changelog below for a complete list.

ejabberd 20.02

We are pleased to announce ejabberd version 20.02. After a big release last month, this version is mostly a bugfix release.