I'm thinking about setting up a jabber/xmpp daemon. Now I can't really decide which daemon to use.

I've heard and read that jabberd2 and ejabberd are both good choices, but which one is better? Maybe there's even another which can come up with jabberd2/ejabberd?

I'm looking for a rather light-weighted daemon.

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The jabber daemon choice depend really on your requirements.

  • ejabberd: pros - lots of features; cons - needs loads of memory
  • jabberd2: pros - fast and small; cons - lacking on features
  • prosody: pros - very small, Lua scripted; cons - young thus lacks features
  • Thanks! I guess I'll go compare memory usage between ejabberd and jabberd2.
    – watain
    Jan 29, 2010 at 16:01

I tried OpenFire today and really liked it. It could be installed from a local user directory, with an embedded database. Configuration via its web-interface was also very quick and intuitive.

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