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Features Transports

Configuration change for IRC transport

We changed the configuration from “One transport per one IRC network” (we used irc.freenode.org) to “One transport for more IRC networks”. This affects how you must connect to a room. The format is: #room%irc.freenode.org@irc.domain.tld
For more information please see the transport description.

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Features Problems

Tor connections work again

Connections to our Tor .onion address work again since today. So if you like to connect directly through Tor you can use the following address as Jabber server address for all Jabber domains running on our server: c2aaokzwkwkct543.onion

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Downtimes Maintenance Migration

Offline Storage Migration did take very long

Wow, the migration of the offline storage from file to database did take very long. I thought one or two hours are enough. No, the scripts ran for 10 hours. Therefore the Jabber/XMPP services were offline for about 10 hours, from ~10:30 pm CEST yesterday to 8:50 am CEST today. We are very sorry about that. Good news: No more big downtimes are planned in the near future.

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Downtimes Maintenance Migration

Maintenance due to offline messages

We need to convert the Prosody offline storage to the new database format. Therefore we need to take the server down. This will happen at between 10 and 11 pm CEST today.

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Downtimes Features Maintenance

Prosody 0.10 up and running

Everything is done, the server runs on Prosody 0.10 and is up for over an hour now. Thanks to MattJ for his help solving the small issues when upgrading.

No new features like MAM and WebSocket are activated, yet. This will follow. But I had to disable mod_privacy_lists and mod_blocking and enable mod_blocklist. This means that we drop support for XEP-0016 which only older clients used nowadays as XEP-0191 is the newer standard which we still support with mod_blocklist.

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Downtimes Maintenance

Planned upgrade to Prosody 0.10

Prosody 0.10 was finally released yesterday. So today at 8:30 pm CEST (~3 hours from now) we plan to upgrade our Prosody server from 0.9 to 0.10. The XMPP/Jabber services will be offline for about 1 to 2 hours. At least this is our plan. ;-) Please stay tuned!

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General

“Do you have WhatsApp?”

Very good article about WhatsApp and related topics. Really worth reading it – if you understand German a bit or use Google Translate or something like this. Thank you Thomas Leister!

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How-to's

XMPP over TLS Tutorial

Nice tutorial about XMPP over TLS (XEP-0368) from Nico of Magical Broccoli, if you are running your own XMPP/Jabber server you might be interested – if you understand German a bit or use Google Translate or something like this.