[Juser] Dimension a jabber cloud + misc on features

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Mon Jun 13 11:16:38 CDT 2005


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On Mon, Jun 13, 2005 at 11:34:10AM +0200, atlanta at no-log.org wrote:
> Hi, good day,
> 
> We've got the plan to deploy jabber services on a cloud made of 5 sites
> worldwide. Like 1250 users. I'd say something like 500 over the US, 250
> over Europe/Middle East and 500 in China/Japan and New-Zeeland.
> 
> SSL only, privacy and confidentiality is a point of focus.
> 
> How do I dimension an Intel server to handle like twice (2500 users) in
> the same time? Is a rack-based 1 U Pentium4 with 512 RAM enough? How the
> SSL engine will impact to cost of performance? The OS has a strong impact
> on it? Is it better to use a BSD-like OS or a Fedora? Thank you for that,
> it might be for a part out of the topic here.
> 
> About something else, we need to make sure specific rooms will always be
> available. Like, the HR room being always there even if nobody in there,
> "SUPPORT" or "TECH". How do I do it? Anything like an addon package to
> jabberd version 2? A script?
> 
> In order to avoid mobile users to be forced to get to the jabber cloud
> using their VPN client and our VPN Concentration access, we wonder if
> moving the typic 5223/tcp port to 443/tcp which is SSL. In terms of
> threads, is it bad? Using this 443/tcp port, likely the mobile users will
> not be firewalled at the hotel.
> 
> Is it possible to do something on the server to avoid forever people from
> sending attachements?
> 
> Finally, the users are already existing in the Active Directory
> infrastructure. How do I link the Jabberd servers to that infrastructure?
> Is there an additional package to install on my test FreeBSD 4.11 server?
> 
> Thank you very much for all!
> 
> John
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