We have had some server issues that have been fixed.
Problems are solved, thank you for the patience.
Hello, we are experiencing some server issues and we are working on this to resume the service. We will be back in production as soon as possible.
Now we have executed a real cleanup in the user database removing all unused accounts and also accounts that looks like they are not created for personal use. All the accounts that we have identified have now been deleted and removed releasing something like ~24 000 accounts. Accounts left on the server is the actual users that we support 🙂
It seems that we have found the spamming accounts on the Jabber Norway server and these has been blocked now. This looks to have seased the attack from our server and jabber.org has lifted the block.
We have been notified that we might have some users participating in a DDOS attack against jabber.org and we have therefore been blocked towards their server. Investigations on the accounts involved is being done and we will resume normal service when that is fixed.
Please also see this info: http://mail.jabber.org/pipermail/operators/2014-February/002205.html
Updates will be posted when normal service is resumed.
It har been a while since we blocked new registrations to the server (due to spam/bot attack). We will now purge old unused accounts to clean up the user database. Any unused account the last 3 months will be cleaned out, so if you havent logged on for a while, now it the time to do it! 🙂
Remember that you can still get a new account if you send an IM to email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org or email to email@example.com. This will be a manual process so please be patient and also remember to put in your preferred account username + an alternative or two.
We are also working to migrate to a new solution for user regitration and account management. We might move the whole server onto a new plattform for Jabber Norge, but before we do that we will do some testing with our recently acquired domain jabber.im. Stay tuned for that 🙂
Vi jobber med å teste ut ny plattform for Jabber Norge og vil i fremtiden sikkert migrere over på en ny installasjon hvor det blir letter for brukere å registrere seg og gjøre brukeradministrasjon. Vi har nylig registrert domenetet jabber.im som kommer til å bli testet ut på en ny server først før vi ser på å migrere over jabber.no i etterkant.
Når vi er klarer for å få inn test brukere på jabber.im vil vi komme med en ny artikkel her på siden. Stay tuned 🙂
I have been trying to migrate authentication to the WordPress user database as source. This already works in my test setup and I will do some trial of migration of users accounts before we try to implement this on the live server. The upside with having accounts in WordPress is that we have the opportunity to establish a forum and community in a much smoother way. Then all users could help each other more than today, and user guides and inputs will be more “alive”. The goal with the change are different, one part is the collaboration part, the second part is to get a more robust user registration and password reset system through the wordpress framework.
There are also some downsides, for instance that the profile in WordPress and Ejabberd are not synchronized. This means that changing your Name or other profile settings in WordPress will not be updated in the Jabber profile and vice versa. To get that to work we need to greate a sync of the profiles and that is currently not in scope, though very feasable since they both use the same MySQL DB backend server.
I will update when I know more, so still we have a situation where we only use manual registrations. 🙂
Hello all, we are now cleaning up all the spam accounts and it is looking much better. There will soon be a way to register accounts again but in the meantime if you wan an account please send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org (email+xmpp) or email@example.com (xmpp). Sorry about the inconvenience.