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Features Problems

prosody-filer

We changed our HTTP File Upload backend to prosody-filer yesterday. Siskin users can upload files now, too.

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Features Security

Tor Hidden Service now as v3

We just launched a v3 Tor Hidden Service for the Jabber/XMPP server under the nice address of: chillingguw3yu2rmrkqsog4554egiry6fmy264l5wblyadds3c2lnyd.onion
As the v2 Tor Hidden Service is deprecated and will not work anymore from October 2021 please update your connection settings to the new Tor address. We will keep the old v2 address online for a while, but no later than October this year it will be shut down.

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Features

New HTTP Upload storage limits

We changed the HTTP Upload storage limits some weeks ago:

  • 512MB per file, 1GB overall
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Features Transports

Lots of new transport services

There was a lot of work lately on our transports. We sent some transports into retirement, some of those transports were not working as the native network was not existing anymore, like AIM and ICQ. And we got a lot of new transports like Telegram, Instagram and Discord. Check out the complete list here. Most transports run on Spectrum 2, but there is also Biboumi for one of our IRC transports and whatsxmpp for WhatsApp.

We know that some transports don’t work or have issues. Please report these issues either directly to the maintainers or into our Support MUC. We are working with the maintainers a lot at the moment and were able to fix a lot of bugs and also did implement new features. And we want to keep this going.

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Features

Jitsi Meet

Everyone is talking about Jitsi Meet. Probably mainly because you cannot meet at the moment and are looking for alternative options. One of them is Jitsi Meet.

We have created our own Jitsi Meet instance at https://meet.hot-chilli.net for you! You can easily use it in a browser or via Android app or iOS app for free video conferences. Some of the features are:

  • Sharing of desktop, applications, presentations
  • Invite users via a simple custom URL
  • Conference rooms can be secured with a password
  • Conferences can be recorded
  • Exchange messages in integrated chat
  • 100% open source
  • fully encrypted

Furthermore you can easily use your Jabber/XMPP account, a webcam and a suitable client, for example Jitsi Desktop, to secure video chat with your friends. We have provided a STUN/TURN server on stun.hot-chilli.net (port 3478). This must be set in the settings of the client.

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Features Transports

biboumi IRC transport

Recently we changed our IRC transport from Spectrum 2 to biboumi. If you are using the IRC transport you might have noticed it already. ;-) If not and you will use it in the future we hope you like it.

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Features

Storage limits

We changed some storage limits in the last days:

  • HTTP Upload: 50MB per file, 100MB overall quota
  • Automatic deletion of offline messages: 93 days
  • Automatic deletion of MAM archive messages: 31 days (if MAM was enabled by the user, otherwise no storage)
  • Automatic deletion of chatroom messages: 31 days (if MUC_Log was enabled by the user, otherwise no storage)
  • Automatic deletion of unused accounts: not yet
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Features

Updated web forms

We have updated our web forms and restored accessibility for users who are blind or visually impaired. You can again pass the captcha by listening to it if you cannot see the captcha image.

Also we would like to remind our Jabber hosting customers that you and your users also can use the public web forms (Change password, Reset password, Add/change email, remove account) on this website. You cannot use the Create account form as you can create new JIDs through the Web Admin and we won’t expose our Jabber hosting customers to the public.