Upcoming changes

Feb. 25, 2015, 8:33 p.m. by mati

We will make a few updates to jabber.at (and jabber.zone/jabber.wien/xmpp.zone). Each change will be separately announced, but we are announcing them here in advance so you have a chance to comment (either below, via Twitter or on Facebook).

  1. We will soon require users to register via account.jabber.at and disable In-Band Registration (meaning registration from within the client).
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Update to ejabberd 14.12 - Registration temporarily disabled.

Dec. 23, 2014, 10:31 p.m. by mati

Update. Registration works again. We had a few troubles these paste few days as mentioned on twitter and Facebook already. We took a reboot as a chance to upgrade ejabberd to version 14.12. ... read more

Improved connectivity through firewalls for jabber.at

Dec. 12, 2014, 10:06 a.m. by mati

We have just enabled an additional SRV record that enables jabber.at users to connect via port 443 (what HTTPS typically uses). This should greatly improve connectivity if you are behind a restrictive firewall that blocks "non-standard" ports like port 5222 that Jabber/XMPP uses. We will enable this in a day or so for all other domains as well. ... read more

DIGEST-MD5: Gone for good - No more clear-text passwords!

Nov. 24, 2014, 7:24 p.m. by mati

Sine November 15, we have received only a single complaint from a user that was no longer able to connect to our server and this user wasn't able to name the client. So we've decided that DIGEST-MD5 is gone for good. We will not enable it again. This means that we will enable SCRAM-SHA1 password storage on Saturday, November 29. From then on, all passwords will no longer be stored as clear text passwords!. ... read more

November 15: Deactivation of DIGEST-MD5 authentication

Nov. 11, 2014, 11:53 a.m. by mati

We will disable DIGEST-MD5 for all our domains on Saturday, November 15. DIGEST-MD5 is an old insecure authentication mechanism and the reason we still store passwords in plain text. We don't really know how many users might be affected, so please contact us if you have any problems connecting on or after November 15. We consider this step a trial-run and might enable DIGEST-MD5 again if to many users report (unfixeable) problems. Technical background. DIGEST-MD5 is the original SASL authentication mechanism in the Jabber protocol. ... read more

Homepage now on Drupal 7

Oct. 19, 2014, 7:45 a.m. by mati

This homepage has been updated to Drupal 7. We are sure there will be some problems. If you find any, please report them in our multi-user chat. ... read more

New host: jabber.zone

Oct. 10, 2014, 1:29 p.m. by mati

We are proud to announce that we now serve yes another hostname. jabber.zone. You can register on register.jabber.zone. ... read more

New host: jabber.wien

Sept. 14, 2014, 12:46 p.m. by mati

We are proud to announce that we now also serve another hostname. jabber.wien. You can register on register.jabber.wien. ... read more

New TLS certificates on Monday, 2014-09-01

Aug. 30, 2014, 10:02 a.m. by mati

Our TLS certificates for jabber.at and jabber.fsinf.at expire on September 5th, 2014. New certificates are created and will be deployed on Monday, September 1st, 2014. Checksums for all certificates are provided here in case you want to verify the validity of the new certificates:
  • jabber.at (via Jabber/XMPP).
    • md5: 1C:C4:A2:72:8A:7F:49:E5:1C:B9:CB:DB:03:64:28:AC
    • sha1: F0:00:FC:8F:9E:DB:CF:D2:CB:F0:3E:BE:C0:69:A5:92:8E:23:39:7B
    • sha256: C8:AF:DD:00:38:1E:13:BD:00:0C:28:CE:13:CE:27:28:41:17:A0:1B:92:CF:19:8D:2F:64:C5:C6:E7:4C:36:E0
    • sha512: 0A:E8:B0:8F:45:7B:80:13:09:0C:F7:11:8A:D4:54:66:77:A0:80:0A:42:03:D0:7D:AA:C5:38:52:CC:BE:60:E3: 4E:57:8F:E4:BB:E7:E4:76:F1:B0:5A:0C:BE:07:12:56:F1:0C:F5:1E:8D:91:ED:A7:0E:2F:F8:EA:DB:19:7E:C2
  • jabber.at (via HTTPS).
    • md5: 1A:7A:73:3A:06:22:F5:B5:C5:33:15:B8:B8:86:EF:37
    • sha1: 52:87:17:52:03:3F:13:35:42:6B:D8:35:FB:C6:A2:59:83:7F:9A:7A
    • sha256: B0:63:55:97:F3:BE:14:7C:D5:E6:86:FB:87:F7:DB:65:C8:93:1A:50:BC:65:99:71:CA:E6:1D:70:F9:F5:8F:5B
    • sha512: D2:12:0C:C9:69:D4:74:E1:51:8E:9D:62:DB:9A:8A:44:00:71:17:59:D7:B7:21:81:A7:B5:2A:62:53:E0:4C:89: 91:7B:7F:B3:6C:BD:87:4F:E8:81:47:4D:21:DA:5D:2B:A8:54:D3:56:40:00:8D:4A:8C:C3:10:FD:23:A8:5A:B2
  • jabber.fsinf.at (via Jabber/XMPP and HTTPS).
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Webchat is back!

July 20, 2014, 10:09 a.m. by mati

Our Webchat is finally back online, so you can again use jabber.at from your browser. We now use Jappix instead of the old, unmaintained JWChat. The new URL is https://webchat.jabber.at. Our Jappix installation probably still has a few rough edges, please forgive us any problems. ... read more