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       Net::Jabber::Server - Jabber Server Library


         Net::Jabber::Server is a module that provides a developer easy access
         to developing applications that need an embedded Jabber server.

 seeks to provide enough high level APIs and automation of
         the low level APIs that writing and spawning a Jabber Server in Perl
         is trivial.  For those that wish to work with the low level you can
         do that too, but those functions are covered in the documentation for
         each module.

         Net::Jabber::Server provides functions to run a full Jabber server that
         accepts incoming connections and delivers packets to external Jabber
         servers.  You can use all or none of the functions, there is no requirement.

         For more information on how the details for how Net::Jabber is written
         please see the help for Net::Jabber itself.

         For a full list of high level functions available please see

   Basic Functions
           use Net::Jabber qw(Server);

           $Server = new Net::Jabber::Server();


           %status = $Server->Process();
           %status = $Server->Process(5);



   Basic Functions
           new(debuglevel=>0|1|2, - creates the Server object.  debugfile
               debugfile=>string,   should be set to the path for the debug
               debugtime=>0|1)      log to be written.  If set to "stdout"
                                    then the debug will go there.  debuglevel
                                    controls the amount of debug.  For more
                                    information about the valid setting for
                                    debuglevel, debugfile, and debugtime see

           Start(hostname=>string, - starts the server listening on the proper
                 jaberxml=>string)   ports.  hostname is a quick way of telling
                                     the server the hostname to listen on.
                                     jabberxml defines the path to a different
                                     jabberd configuration file (default is

           Process(integer) - takes the timeout period as an argument.  If no
                              timeout is listed then the function blocks until
                              a packet is received.  Otherwise it waits that
                              number of seconds and then exits so your program
                              can continue doing useful things.  NOTE: This is
                              important for GUIs.  You need to leave time to
                              process GUI commands even if you are waiting for
                              packets.  The following are the possible return
                              values for each hash entry, and what they mean:

                                  1   - Status ok, data received.
                                  0   - Status ok, no data received.
                                undef - Status not ok, stop processing.

                              IMPORTANT: You need to check the output of every
                              Process.  If you get an undef then the connection
                              died and you should behave accordingly.

           Stop() - stops the server from running and shuts down all sub programs.


       By Ryan Eatmon in January of 2001 for


       This module is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same
       terms as Perl itself.