A request for opinion/experience today: does anyone have experience of running (local) Jabber servers under Linux? (Debian, ideally).
I’ve been experimenting with setting up a Jabber server to run within our LAN. I tried Openfire and found it quite hard work. Ejabberd worked better, but after running for a few hours on the same machine as our webserver, there were a lot of zombie
blosxom.cgi processes and the webserver was no longer responding. I haven’t definitely confirmed this behaviour as due to ejabberd, but am not terribly keen to experiment further on a live webserver. I will be trying it on another machine to see how that behaves; but in the meantime, a) has anyone else seen problems on a server running ejabberd? and b) can anyone recommend a Jabber server that is straightforward to set up, well-behaved once running, and supports chatrooms?
I would also very much like for it to hook into our LDAP/Kerberos setup. I gather that single-sign-on is a nonstarter (since
gaim and other clients don’t do GSSAPI), but being able to use the same usernames and passwords would be very useful. In theory both Openfire and ejabberd can be made to do this; in practice IME it doesn’t work. Any thoughts on that would also be welcome!