[Juser] Jabber server and client foo

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Thu Dec 5 13:53:39 CST 2002


Hrm. Sorry I've been spacing out the JADMIN list lately, but I *know* that
some jokers on there are running jabberd on *BSD. I'll poke 'em.

Peter

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Peter Saint-Andre
Jabber Software Foundation
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On Wed, 4 Dec 2002, Jim Arnold wrote:

> Peter,
> 
> I posted the message below to the jadmin list and didn't get any help... :(
> Maybe I need to break it up to be more manageable.
> 
> --Jim
> 
> >As mentioned, the JADMIN list is the best place for this message. Lots of
> >folks are running jabberd on *BSD so there might be something small that
> >you're missing. You can sign up for the JADMIN list here:
> >
> >http://mailman.jabber.org/listinfo/jadmin/
> >
> >Peter
> >
> >--
> >Peter Saint-Andre
> >Jabber Software Foundation
> >http://www.jabber.org/people/stpeter.php
> >
> >On Tue, 26 Nov 2002, Jim Arnold wrote:
> >
> >>  Hello!
> >>
> >>  I've been playing with Jabber in hopes of moving our company off of
> >>  Yahoo IM. Over the past few days I've been playing with the Jabber
> >>  server installed on a FreeBSD 4.7 stable box behind our firewall. My
> >>  first impression is that Jabber clients have a *long* way to go. The
> >>  server was pretty easy to set up. But I do have a few questions....
> >>
> >>  FreeBSD runs jabberd out of a file in rc.d. I changed the HOSTNAME
> >>  variable in that file to 192.168.0.10, the dummy IP assigned to that
> >>  box behind our firewall.
> >>
> >>  The note on the jabber.xml file states:
> >>
> >>  "Currently on FreeBSD jabberd is started with the -h option from
> >>  /usr/local/etc/rc.d/jabberd.sh.  You'll need to modify this before
> >>  changing below."
> >>
> >>  OK, that's a little vague.... After playing around I came up with
> >>  this for that line in jabberd.sh. :
> >>  su -f -m ${USER} -c "jabberd -B ${HOSTNAME} -c ${PREFIX}/etc/jabber.xml" ;;
> >>
> >>  I then went through the Jabber Admin Guide successfully, setting up a
> >>  few test accounts from the telnet session on the box and a few via a
> >>  Jabber client on my OS X box on the network.
> >>
> >>  My first huge glitch came while trying to chat with myself. I fired
> >>  up Exodus on a windoze box and TVJab on the Mac. Everything I sent to
> >>  the Mac from the Windows box showed up fine in a chat window.
> >>  Anything I sent back to the Windows box in response would not appear
> >>  on the Windows box in Exodus.
> >>
> >>  I tried the same thing at home the night before on the same type of
> >>  setup. The jabber server was set up and running on a FreeBSD box.
> >>  That same box was installed with the PSI jabber client. The mac was
> >>  using JabberFOX or Nitro. This time anything I sent to the FreeBSD
> >>  jabber client from the mac would not show up. Anything I sent from
> >>  the FreeBSD box to the mac jabber client(s) would show up perfectly.
> >>
> >>  What is going on? This doesn't exactly boost my confidence.
> >>
> >>  Next I would like to get this working from behind the firewall out to
> >>  the net. The docs mentions this:
> >>  <host>internal-jabber-hostname<host><host>external-nat-hostname<host>
> >>
> >>  shouldn't there be a slash (/) in the second set of host 
> >>parameters like this?
> >>  <host>internal-jabber-hostname</host><host>external-nat-hostname</host>
> >>
> >>  The box I would run this on does not have a FQDN, just an IP number.
> >>  Assuming I open the firewall correctly, would I set it up like this:?
> >>  <host>192.168.0.10</host><host>12.100.23.254</host>
> >>  Would I have to change anything else in jabber.xml? If I add the
> >>  above line I get this error:
> >>
> >>  hogan# /usr/local/etc/rc.d/jabberd.sh start
> >>  192.168.0.10: not found
> >>    jabberd hogan# 20021122T22:57:09: [notice] (-internal): 
> >>initializing server
> >>
> >>  On my firewall I am forwarding packets for 5222 to the 192.168.0.10 box.
> >>
> >>  Thanks for any help or insights you can provide. I'm not find much 
> >>help online.
> >>
> >>  Regards,
> >>  Jim
> >>
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