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What is the best, mature and feature rich Jabber / XMPP server?

- opensource (not must but preferably)
- runs under linux

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I've found Openfire to be quite slick and not too much hassle (it's a Java app). The Redhat package installs to /opt, which I don't think is great, whereas the Debian package is very clean and "sane", last time I checked it out.

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+1 for Openfire, we use it for our enterprise. Extremely stable, but make notice: They stopped developing the client (Spark), the user community is now updating the client. – pauska Nov 13 '09 at 11:10
+1 also from my side. I have good experience using Openfire. Everything can be managed by a nice web interface. – cwo Nov 13 '09 at 12:30
I also vote for Openfire. We use it for our chat services and make use of their "Fastpath" plugin which allows web-initiated chats, that can be authenticated. Currently we are using it with about 1200 users, but we are about to scale it up to about 20,000 users (though concurrent rate will probably only be a couple hundred) – Alex Nov 13 '09 at 15:35

eJabberd is a Erlang XMPP server, its easy to install (packages exist for most major distros) and simple to admin once you get used to the config file format.

If I remember correctly, its used to run some of the larger, public jabber services out there.

If your looking for quick and simple, then as above I recommend OpenFire.

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+1 for ejabberd if you're running it on a Linux machine. Because Openfire requires Java, it's config is a little heavier on Linux than on Windows. If you're running a Windows Server, though, I'd definitely recommend Openfire instead. – colemanm Jan 26 '10 at 15:17
+1 for ejabberd. Have 2 x servers on different continents using a single user-set. Easy to install, configure, maintain. – samt Sep 27 '11 at 23:01

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