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 🙂
The last few months lots have happened in my life, and at the same time not so much on the Jabber server. Luckily we now run our service on a much better hardware platform at Interhost. My personal situation has been about work lately, and I have now decided to quit my job with IT-Akademiet and will from January work for Skill. The process is now alomost complete, so I hope to get my head out of this haze. 🙂
On other news we have now about 4275 registered users, 150-160 concurrent users and about 3-400 very active users (online every other day or more often).
I was wondering about cleaning the user database. Maybe run a script that deletes users with no activity the last 12 months. Is this to strict a policy? Please provide feedback! 🙂 The first step is of course cleaning out the users which never have logged on.
We have for a while been waiting to adopt a child from South Africa, and now we finally got the telephone and we are going for a trip. Wednesday 14th of February we are leaving, and the return is scheduled for saturday 3rd of March.
While I am gone Carl-Christian Salvesen will be the main contact if any problems should arise. He knows the server well and knows how to fix most things. You can reach him on firstname.lastname@example.org, or on Jabber / XMPP at email@example.com.
I will be available online sometimes but I will be on the other side of the world, so I am not 100% confident. We ordered wireless access, we will see 🙂
It says on the news page of jabber.org that they are installing a CA cert SSL certificate for encrypted server to server communcation support. This is great news, jabber.no has SSL support for S2S ready and installed, so we should be able to provide encrypted connections to jabber.org as soon as they are ready.
Maybe you don’t know who Peter Millard was, but he was the main developer for Exodus, a popular Jabber client for Windows. He was also one of the ones administering www.jabber.org and a very important person in the Jabber/XMPP community. Peter has fought cancer for some time and thought he was well untill a few weeks ago, but he had to give up the fight on wednesday night. He leaves behind a wife and a young daughter, our condolanses.
Read more on St. Peters blog and Planet Jabber.
Ejabberd 1.1.0 has shipped and is packed with more news and updates. New functionality worth mentioning is zlib compression of client to server traffic (I know Pandion support this), sasl anonymous logon (for anonymous access to MUC/Chatrooms), native support for MySQL as the database backend (we are migrating to this in a while!), logging for MUC/Chatrooms integrated (we have used a patch for this till now).
For more information about this release you can read the release notes here.
For your information we did try to upgrade the server to ejabberd 1.1.0 but we had some problems with TLS and klient to server handshake. I need to sort out these problems before we can shift over to the new version, but it will not be long! 🙂
This morning I got a mail from the XMPP.net mailinglist informing that jabber.org has upgraded its server to use ejabberd. So far they have been using the stable version ofÃÂ jabberd but since they have not had a release in a long time, ejabberd har gone far beyond in functionality. Even if jabberd has a 2.0 development project many has migrated to ejabberd, just like we did on Jabber Norway around a year ago 😉
We congratulate jabber.org with the upgrade, and ejabberd for getting their software onto the largest jabber server on the Internet!