Trying out Prosody for XMPP

After reading François’ article about running your own XMPP server, I thought I’d give it a go myself. A comment from Steven suggested that prosody would be a better and simpler alternative so I went with that.

It is actually really simple with about 5 lines to add to the config, as well as firewall changes. The only trick is if you have a chained SSL certificate like mine you need to cat the certificate and the CA one together, otherwise you get SSL errors.

So I’m up and going with a XMPP contact the same as my email address which is csmall and then the domain enc.com.au
It just doesn’t have anyone as contacts yet 🙁 I”ll be adding the DNS records for it shortly.