[ejabberd] startup

Rob Sell lists at facnd.com
Thu Aug 5 17:32:47 MSD 2004

On Wed, 2004-08-04 at 16:25, Alexey Shchepin wrote:
> Hello, Rob!
> On Wed, 04 Aug 2004 13:02:15 -0500, you said:
>  RS> Greetings all, I'm new to ejabberd, trying to get away from jabberd, I
>  RS> compiled libexpat, erlang, and then ejabberd all went well there. I'm
>  RS> trying to start ejabberd using the "scripts" from the
>  RS> howto. "/usr/local/bin/erl -pa /var/lib/ejabberd/ebin -sname ejabberd -s
>  RS> ejabberd"
>  RS> I get the following output when I try to start ejabberd. Any help would be
>  RS> appreciated as to why it is refusing to start.
>  RS> Rob
>  RS> Output from starting ejabberd below.
> [...]
>  RS> =CRASH REPORT==== 4-Aug-2004::12:55:59 === crasher: pid: <0.100.0>
>  RS> registered_name: [] error_info: {{failed,{error,{file_error,
>  RS> "/var/lib/ejabberd/Mnesia.ejabberd at new/DECISION_TAB.LOG", eacces}}},
> You need to change permission on /var/lib/ejabberd/ directory to allow to
> create files for ejabberd process.
> [...]
>  RS> =ERROR REPORT==== 4-Aug-2004::12:55:59 === E(<0.40.0>:ejabberd_config:50):
>  RS> Can't load config file "ejabberd.cfg": {15,
>  RS> erl_parse,
>  RS> ["syntax error before: ",
>  RS> ["'{'"]]}
> And you have syntax error in ejabberd.cfg (probably missed comma or brace).
I'm not seeing anything in my .cfg file, i have attached it for your

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% $Id: ejabberd.cfg.example,v 1.14 2004/07/11 20:51:50 aleksey Exp $


% Users that have admin access.  Add line like one of the following after you
% will be successfully registered on server to get admin access:
%{acl, admin, {user, "aleksey"}}.
%{acl, admin, {user, "ermine"}}.

% Blocked users:
%{acl, blocked, {user, "test"}}.

% Local users:
{acl, local, {user_regexp,""}}.

% Another examples of ACLs:
%{acl, jabberorg, {server, "jabber.org"}}.
%{acl, aleksey, {user, "aleksey", "jabber.ru"}}.
%{acl, test, {user_regexp, "^test"}}.
%{acl, test, {user_glob, "test*"}}.

% Only admins can use configuration interface:
{access, configure, [{allow, admin}]}.

% Every username can be registered via in-band registration:
{access, register, [{allow, all}]}.

% After successful registration user will get message with following subject
% and body:
  "Welcome to FAC's Jabber Service.  "
% Replace them with 'none' if you don't want to send such message:
%{welcome_message, none}.

% List of people who will get notifications about registered users
%{registration_watchers, ["admin1 at localhost",
%                         "admin2 at localhost"]}.

% Only admins can send announcement messages:
{access, announce, [{allow, admin}]}.

% Only non-blocked users can use c2s connections:
{access, c2s, [{deny, blocked},
	       {allow, all}]}.

% Set shaper with name "normal" to limit traffic speed to 1000B/s
{shaper, normal, {maxrate, 1000}}.

% Set shaper with name "fast" to limit traffic speed to 50000B/s
{shaper, fast, {maxrate, 50000}}.

% For all users except admins used "normal" shaper
{access, c2s_shaper, [{none, admin},
		      {normal, all}]}.

% For all S2S connections used "fast" shaper
{access, s2s_shaper, [{fast, all}]}.

% Admins of this server are also admins of MUC service:
{access, muc_admin, [{allow, admin}]}.

% All users are allowed to use MUC service:
{access, muc, [{allow, all}]}.

% This rule allows access only for local users:
{access, local, [{allow, local}]}.

% Authentification method.  If you want to use internal user base, then use
% this line:
{auth_method, internal}.

% For LDAP uthentification use these lines instead of above one:
%{auth_method, ldap}.
%{ldap_servers, ["localhost"]}.    % List of LDAP servers
%{ldap_uidattr, "uid"}.            % LDAP attribute that holds user ID
%{ldap_base, "dc=example,dc=com"}. % Base of LDAP directory

% Host name:
{host, "new.facnd.com"}.

% Default language for server messages
{language, "en"}.

% Listened ports:
 [{5222, ejabberd_c2s,     [{access, c2s}, {shaper, c2s_shaper}]},
  {5223, ejabberd_c2s,     [{access, c2s}, ssl, {certfile, "./ssl.pem"}]},
  {5269, ejabberd_s2s_in,  [{shaper, s2s_shaper}]},
  {5280, ejabberd_http,    [http_poll, web_admin]},
  {8888, ejabberd_service, [{access, all},
			    {hosts, ["icq.localhost", "sms.localhost"],
			     [{password, "secret"}]}]}

% If SRV lookup fails, then port 5269 is used to communicate with remote server
{outgoing_s2s_port, 5269}.

% Used modules:
  {mod_register,   [{access, register}]},
  {mod_roster,     []},
  {mod_privacy,    []},
  {mod_configure,  []},
  {mod_configure2, []},
  {mod_disco,      []},
  {mod_stats,      []},
  {mod_vcard,      []},
  {mod_offline,    []},
  {mod_echo,       [{host, "echo.localhost"}]},
  {mod_private,    []},
  {mod_irc,        []},
% Default options for mod_muc:
%   host: "conference." ++ ?MYNAME
%   access: all
%   access_create: all
%   access_admin: none (only room creator has owner privileges)
  {mod_muc,        [{access, muc},
		    {access_create, muc},
		    {access_admin, muc_admin}]},
  {mod_pubsub,     []},
  {mod_time,       []},
  {mod_last,       []},
  {mod_version,    []}

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