[nycbug-talk] Load Balanced jabber server in FreeBSD ports?

Pete Wright pete at nomadlogic.org
Tue Dec 20 11:13:46 EST 2011

On 12/19/11 5:45 PM, Brian Cully wrote:
> On Dec 19, 2011, at 8:27 PM, Matt Juszczak wrote:
>> Can anyone recommend a simple jabber server that supports load balacing and/or horizontal scaling, perhaps with a shared back end database and simple load balancer, preferably available in the FreeBSD ports collection?
>> Clustering (ie: being fault tolerant) isn't as important as being able to handle more users than one server can handle.
> 	IIRC, ejabberd is in ports. Out-of-the-box it can handle more load than any other XMPP server out there and is extremely reliable, mostly due to running on top of Erlang. It does clustering as well, once again using Erlang's native clustering support.

+1 on ejabberd as well.  i actually find it to be the easiest jabber 
implementation going administration wise, and after working in an large 
erlang shop for a while i came to appreciate the power of Mnesia 
(erlang's distributed in-memory database) when it comes to scaling 


Pete Wright
pete at nomadlogic.org

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