[Juser] Jabber server and client foo

James A. Arnold JArnold at knightridder.com
Thu Dec 5 14:02:10 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.



Thanks! :)  BSD people are usually great so you shouldn't have to 
poke too hard...

Jim



>
>Peter
>
>--
>Peter Saint-Andre
>Jabber Software Foundation
>http://www.jabber.org/people/stpeter.php
>
>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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