ejabberd is the de facto XMPP server in the world. The fact that it is used to power the largest deployments in the world should not intimidate you. ejabberd is. This web site is dedicated to help you use and develop for ejabberd XMPP ejabberd has been in development since and is used all over the world to. Clustering relies on Erlang features and Mnesia shared schemas. Before getting started, it is best to get familiar with the Erlang environment as this guide will.

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There are two types of IQ handlers: If not, it is sent to the s2s manager. If deployed on a 16 GB RAM machine with at least 4 cores, a single ejabberd node can typically handle K online users.


It’s pretty small and straightforward module whose the only task is to find the “route” for a stanza. In each frontend the AccessCommands option is defined in a different place. The Erlang node will be identified using only the first part of the host name, i.

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Start ejabberd in background mode. Password remove this account if the password is correct write to stdout: We use our 15 years of experience to filter the best ideas or improvements to make sure ejabberd is always your most solid choice in term of scalability, robustness and manageability. While some modules don’t need to maintain an internal state “stateless” modulesothers are gkide to do this “stateful” modules.

List of ejabberd Commands ejabberd includes a few ejabberd Commands by default as listed guidde.

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Stateful modules While some modules don’t need to maintain an internal state “stateless” modulesothers are required to do this “stateful” modules. Number of incoming s2s connections on the node. Welcome to the benefit of Erlang hot-code swapping! Its architecture is based on a set of pluggable modules that enable different features, including: Where N is a maximum number of log messages per second. All returning values except stop are ignored. Strophe Architecture of an ejabberd service ejabberd brings configurability, scalability and fault-tolerance to the core feature of XMPP — routing messages.


Check the status of the ejabberd server. Ensures that the Erlang system never tries to read any input. Once ejabberd is started, some external events should obviously make it doing something. Indicates which IP name resolution to use.

However, you can rotate the log files manually. The default value is 10Mb. Every stanza element has meta field represented as a map. Messaging applications require to transfer more than text messages. The memory consumed is measured in words: To manage the users, rosters, messages and general settings, we provide a command-line tool, ejabberdctl. This is the preferable option in most cases. There are some simple and safe examples in the article Interconnecting Erlang Nodes.

The standard form to set a global log level. Debug For example, the default configuration is: Luckily, there is a helper function for sub-elements decoding, described in the next section and in a lot of cases it’s more convenient to use it.

Number of outgoing s2s connections on the node register user host password: The purpose of ejabberd clustering is to be able to use several servers for a single or small group of large domains, for fault-tolerance and scalability.

The ejabherd has always been to shot for the moon and that what made it a long-lasting success. If there isn’t an ejabberd server running, the available parameters are:. Path to the PID file that ejabberd can create when started. To remove all watchdog admins, set the option with an empty list:.


With the ejabberdctl command line administration script you can execute ejabberdctl commands described in the next section, ejabberdctl Commands and also many general ejabberd commands described in section ejabberd Commands.

The example is message. Eiabberd larger setup can run as a cluster of ejabberd nodes. It should be good enough for most of the small deployments and even medium ones. The following functions can be used for this:. Instead, the new API functions are used from brand new xmpp library.

There is a plenty of examples of modules: That command-line allows you to gather metrics from ejabberd to be able to monitor what is happening in your system, understand and even anticipate issues. This is the standard Open Source version that everyone loves: This section describes for reference purposes all the environment variables and command line parameters.

You can either use an external tool for log rotation and the ejabberdctl command reopen-log to reopen the log files, or the ejabberdctl command rotate-log to perform both steps please refer to section ejabberd Commands. The access rule configure determines what accounts can access the Web Admin and modify it. Certain pages in the ejabberd Web Admin contain a link to a related section in the ejabberd Installation and Operation Guide.

The exact format is:. Those commands can be defined in any Erlang module and executed using any valid frontend. List modified modules that can be updated update module: The name of an Erlang node includes the hostname of the computer.