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       ejabberd — Distributed fault-tolerant Jabber/XMPP server


       ejabberd [options] [--] [erlang_options]


       ejabberd  is a distributed fault-tolerant Jabber/XMPP server written in

       main features are:
       - Distributed: ejabberd can run on a cluster of machines
       - Fault-tolerance: All the information can be stored on more  than  one
       node, nodes can be added or replaced ’on the fly’
       - Built-in Multi-User Chat service
       - Built-in IRC transport
       - Built-in Publish-Subscribe service
       - Built-in Jabber User Directory service based on users vCards
       - SSL support
       - Mostly XMPP-compliant
       - Support for JEP-0030 (Service Discovery)
       - Support for JEP-0039 (Statistics Gathering)
       - Support for xml:lang


       --config config-file
              Specifies an alternate config-file  to  be  parsed  at  startup,
              rather than the default (/etc/ejabberd/ejabberd.cfg).
       --spool spool-dir
              Specifies  an alternate spool-dir to store user database instead
              of the default (/var/lib/ejabberd).
       --log log-file
              Log Jabber events to  specified  log-file  rather  than  to  the
              default (/var/log/ejabberd/ejabberd.log).
       --sasl-log sasl-log-file
              Log  SASL  (System  Application  Support  Libraries)  events  to
              specified   sasl-log-file   rather   than   to    the    default
              Other options (and all options following --) are passed directly
              to Erlang interpreter. See Erlang documentation for more details
              on interpreter options.  Some useful options are:

                  Starts the Erlang system detached from the system console.
                  Starts heart beat monitoring of the Erlang system.
                  Ensures  that  the  Erlang  system  never  tries to read any


       The file /etc/ejabberd/ejabberd.cfg contains  the  main  configuration.
       It  is initially loaded the first time ejabberd is executed, then it is
       parsed and stored in a  database.  Subsiquently  the  configuration  is
       loaded from the database and any commands in the configuration file are
       appended to  the  entries  in  the  database.  The  configuration  file
       consists  of  a sequence of Erlang terms. Parts of lines after ‘%’ sign
       are ignored. Each term is a tuple, where the first element is the  name
       of an option, and the others are option values. E. g. if this file does
       not contain a "host" definition, then the value stored in the  database
       will be used.

       To  override  old values stored in the database the following lines can
       be added in config:

       A complete explanation of each configuration value can be found in  the
       official  ejabberd  documentation.  See  "SEE ALSO" part of this manual
       page for more information about the documentation.


       The file /etc/default/ejabberd contains specific options.

              With  this  option,  parameters  can   be   passed   to   Erlang
              interpretor.  See  Erlang  documentation  for  more  details  on
              interpreter options.

              To use more than 1024 connections (default value), ERL_MAX_PORTS
              should be set to the number of connections needed.

              To   reduce  memory  usage  when  allowing  a  large  number  of
              connections, ERL_FULLSWEEP_AFTER may be set to 0 by uncommenting
              the  corresponding  line into the options file, but in this case
              ejabberd may start to work slower.


              default configuration file

              default variables


       erl(1), sasl(6), ejabberdctl(8).

       The  program  documentation   is   available   at   http://www.process-   A  copy  of  the  documentation can be
       found at /usr/share/doc/ejabberd/html/guide.html.


       This manual page was adapted by Christophe  Romain  <>
       and  Sergei Golovan <> for the Debian system (but may be
       used by others) from  the  ejabberd  documentation  written  by  Alexey
       Shchepin <>.

       Permission  is  granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document
       under the terms of the GNU General Public License, Version 2 any  later
       version published by the Free Software Foundation.
       On  Debian systems, the complete text of the GNU General Public License
       can be found in /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL.