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   Jabber: | Community Jabber Servers | Run a Jabber Server | Category:Jabber


What is a Jabber Server

A (specially configured) jabber server is used to allow multiple XOs/Sugar instances to connect and collaborate remotely. Imagine that a school in Peru and a school in Canada wanted to collaborate via their XOs. The mesh network doesn't stretch that far, but the two schools could use a Jabber server to communicate.

Currently, jabber servers can handle up to about 150 users due to scalability issues. So it makes more sense for there to be several community run servers, for specific or general purposes. The existing community servers are organized - by geographic region, by special interest, kids or parents or whatever their users like.

To set up your own community or private server, see: Run your own jabber server.

Community Server Directory

If you want to publicize your server, please list it below. In "community", specify who should use this server - be as specific as possible. Please add a sysadmin contact email address so we can bug you when it's down...

Community Servers
server name community comments sysadmin contact
jabber.laptop.org all Jabber server for OLPC olpc-sysadmin@lists.laptop.org
jabber.sugarlabs.org developers, testers, latest Sugar version users default collaboration server for Sugar on a Stick, but also a development installation undergoing changes jabber AT sugarlabs DOT org systems@lists.sugarlabs.org http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Service/jabber
chatmask.com anyone Gateway to MSN, GTalk, AIM, Yahoo, ICQ, IRC, GaduGaduxboxnorm@chatmask.com
chw.no-ip.org Open to all Location: Romania chw_server@yahoo.com
altmsg.com Open to all Location: Ukraine admin@altmsg.com
dc.olpc.obscure.org Washington, DC area (any) OLPC D.C. Jabber Server
jabber.buddycloud.com Open to all Jabber server including location based API (http://blog.buddycloud.com/node/1)
kimly.org Open to all Gateway to MSN
orcalab.net Open to all Various transports, located in Germany xmpp@blackonion.org
potter-pod.no-ip.biz Richmond, VA. (any)
schoolserver.laptop.org developers Jabber server for OLPC/Sugar developers
schoolserver.rit.edu Anyone Group project of students at RIT. Running School Server XS .6 schoolserver.rit.edu@gmail.com
xochat.lympago.com G1G1 (any) Focus: Australia Jabber server for Australians and others. Not affilitated with xochat.org. rdm at lympago com
lowballking.net Open to all spark IM Client for [Red5 Audio, Video Services] admin@lowballing.net
jb.tr3.ru Open to all Russian server, cp1251 coding in icq transport azmar@jb.tr3.ru
letinet.ru Open to All Russian server of «LETI» students. postmaster at mail dot xost|\|ame
shesha.ru Open to all Shesha's XMPP Service art@shesha.ru
voxnoctem.com Open to All German Server. MUC and Webinterface aviable. JID: Arsimael@voxnoctem.com
xmppcomm.com Open to All Ukrainian server. Supports jabber domain hosting JID: jadm@xmppcomm.com, E-mail: jadm@xmppcomm.com
im.it-native.de Open to All German Server. MUC and Webinterface aviable. JID: Arsimael@im.it-native.de
is-a-furry.org Open to All MUC and Multilingual Webinterface aviable. JID: Arsimael@is-a-furry.org

Connecting to a community jabber server

Latest version (8.2)

Use the graphical Control Panel to set the Mesh (aka Jabber) server to one from the server name column in the table above.

Older versions (Pre-8.2)

1. Open Terminal

2. Type the following command:

sugar-control-panel -s jabber jabber.laptop.org

replace jabber.laptop.org with the jabber server you with to use

3. Restart Sugar (warning: first close your activities to save them!) by pressing ctrl+alt+erase

4. Go to the neighborhood view and have fun!

Previously-up servers

These servers were down as of last check (2010-11-01).

Community Servers
server name community comments
jabber.xo-quebec.org Montreal, Qc (any) Québec Area Jabber Server(fr)
jabber-hispano.org Hispana Servidor jabber de la Comunidad Hispana
jabber.olpchacks.org Chicago, IL (any) OLPC Chicago Jabber Server


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