Jabber Suggestions

By | 2008/01/02

I’ve been using my gmail account as my primary Jabber account since I switched to Jabber. The more I use it (with bitlbee) the more I realize that Google’s implementation is a bit non-standard which leads to problems.

I’m wondering what Jabber suggestions the world has. Is there a good Jabber server I should use that will work well with bitlbee? I’ve thought about running my own, but I’m still unsure about diving into that.

Any thoughts?

13 thoughts on “Jabber Suggestions

  1. John M. Anderson

    I don’t have any problem using gmail with pidgin, are you sure it’s gmail’s fault its not working and not bitlbee’s?

  2. pasquale

    i use jabber on @jabber.org with pidgn or gajim (not gaim) and it works… but i don’t know about bitlbee supports :<

  3. Christopher Denter

    If you want to set up your own server I strongly recommend you use ejabberd.
    It is nice, fast and rocking stable.
    It is available in debians / ubuntus repository and is quite easy to set up.

    Best jabber-server I have tested so far.
    (Tried Wildfire, now Openfire, but *I personally* didn’t like it that much.)

  4. Jeff Schroeder

    Run your own… ejabberd is an “enterprise jabber server” we use it here at work for our internal jabber. If you wanted to be crazy, do an Ubuntu Tutorial on setting up ejabberd and clustering it:

    It should be apt-gettable

  5. zen

    After using and managing every free/os jabber server on the planet (i think), I can only sugest Openfire, unless you need clustering/HA for free. If you need those enterprise features then try ejabberd, but expect some administration overhead comparing to Openfire

  6. rusty

    jabber.org is a pretty good host for jabber, though I don’t know what you’re looking for as an ID, or other services. I’m running a basic jabber server at jabber.beresourceful.net that you are welcome to access. I don’t do ssl at the moment, which may be worth investigating.

    I don’t know the features that you’re looking for though. I don’t gateway anything, I don’t think that google’s servers are talking to the rest of the jabber network.

  7. Jake

    I personally use jabber.org as it works everywhere (I’ve used it with bitlbee in the past) and I have no fear of it going out of existence. Not to high on features, but I don’t really need them.

  8. Seraphiel

    I can recommend the jabber services that jabberlive.org provides. I guess they have something unique there, that can be compared to a telephone book. Everybody with a Jabber ID can register with a profile there and then they can search for other members. This gives you the change to search for people with the same interests that are on other jabber servers than your own. And off course you can register your own jabberlive jabber ID too, including a mailbox or forwarding to another mailbox from your JID.

  9. Mark Waters

    I used to run my own server but why bother when there are so many others available ?

    Now I use the Jabber and SIP services from the http://www.gizmoproject.com and couldn’t be happier.
    Both easy to setup in Pidgin and Ekiga.

  10. Tusker King

    I am facing similar problems with jabber ID with Gmail but I hope will be able to solve it by reading a bit of documentation. I am total newbie to this anyway.

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