Struggling with open source jabber server

My on going project is based on jabber server. i was expecting following features from an open source jabber server implementation –

* Authentication, Authorization  and registration service must be taken from 3rd party. (here i am 3rd party)

* P2P and Group chatting

* HTTP Polling support (optionally  HTTP Binding support)

* Very scalable

* Very flexible user customization

* group messaging subscription

* group moderation role

also following features –  

* none blocking i/o

* optionally java based

* cluster support

thats all.

so after passing some hard time, i fought with “ejabberd”, the ERLang based jabber daemon. i must say this is the best open source implementation. (i didn’t test openfire).

the author really gave a lot of effort. i had a very bad time tough, i tried to invoke external authentication system. but i found php script but i couldn’t able to make it work.

anyway, still it didn’t full fill my requirement, i want to manage user A and A and Registration from my service.

secondly i gave a try Open-im, i show the source code and stuff, my first impression was very bad, i found it was stucking with an infinite loop. later traversing inside the code i found, it was because of the SSL socket initialization related code. code was seeking certificate to initiate a SSL socket. since i didn’t put any certificate it not suppose to do it.

anyway, after working with it i found, it is not complete even code were poorly written.

later i gave a try tigase, it seems very nice and very well written server. still i need my whole control over AA and Registration.

after stucking a lot, i am now cncerntrating on open-im, i am thinking to contribute on this project. first i will implement the following features –

1. move to spring framework

2. Refactor code base
2. move authentication based on JAAS

3. Support 3rd party profile service

4. Support none blocking I/O api

5. Support HTTP Pooling based on servlet container
thats all for now beside my other stuffs from my current project.

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One response to “Struggling with open source jabber server

  1. You should try Openfire too. I have been using it for quite some time now and find it useful.

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