Downtime due to DDOS attack

We have been attacked by DDOS since 20th of December. No dataloss or data exposure. During this time we found that the server needed som updating and we decide to migrate to a new server. This means the databases and services will be flaky for the next few days but expect to be back to full stability within new-year.

Right now we are running the service on a temporary server and will do so until we move to our final production system.

Sorry about this! Happy Christmas and a wonderful New Year!

Spam module enabled

Today we upgraded to ejabberd 17.04 and in the same go we enabled a new module to block spam. This module basically blocks messages from users not in your contact list. This means to send spam the sender needs to add you to their contactlist first before sending messages. Hopefully this change will help reduce the spam messages. Please report if you have any issues!

MacOS Authentication Issues

In effort to secure the Jabber Norway server from the level it has been before we have made some steps, and one of those was to disable SSLv3 since it is insecure. In the same go I was reccomended to disable TLSv1 and that was not a good idea for MacOS users with Psi or IM+. These clients have been unable to authenticate over the last few days and I was not able to reproduce the issue as I have no Mac myself.

Today I did some testing and we found the TLS disabling to be the source issue and luckily the service now works fine again. Very sorry for restarting the server multiple times during this testing but at least now our MacOS users are able to log in successfully again. Still there are some few optimizations we will have to do so there might some few restarts to the service happening but I promise this will be over soon!

Very sorry about the issues!

Upgraded Ejabberd to 16.01

A very long overdue upgrade has finally come to Jabber Norway. We have upgraded to version 16.01 of Ejabberd and moved a few big versions up the ladder. This means that we need to rework some old setups and there might be some quirks to work out but right now everything seems to work fine.

Information about the new version is here: https://blog.process-one.net/ejabberd-16-01/

Process One have recently released a version 16.02 as-well, we will upgrade to this version soon but this is not quite ready for our server as a package so we will wait it out instead of building from source.