[ejabberd] Improvements in ejabberd start script - this proposal needs review

Jeffrey C. Ollie jeff at ocjtech.us
Tue Aug 21 21:03:27 MSD 2007


On Tue, 2007-08-21 at 08:30 -0700, Don Russell wrote:
> Badlop wrote:
> > ejabberd does not include an start script. Instead, some minimal
> > instructions are available in the ejabberd Guide and in the examples/
> > directory.
> > For that reason, packagers for *nix distributions had to write their
> > own custom start scripts. The Windows installers are not affected,
> > because they include start and stop shortcuts.
> >
> >   
> [snip]
> 
> I have to agree.... I recently learned of ejabberd a couple of days ago, 
> and installed it on my Linux Fedora 7 system via an rpm.
> 
> However, now I can't figure how how to start it .... I'm all in favor of 
> anything that makes that process easier for ejebbered newbies like me... :-)

If you used the RPM that is part of Fedora 7 you should be able to start
it with "service ejabberd start".  There's some configuration that you
need to do first, like generating SSL certificates first.

> Apparently there is a web interface to it on port 5280, but it does not 
> appear to be functional because I always get "timed out" when I try to 
> connect... yes, the firewall has been adjusted to allow port 5280....

I think you need to go to:

http://127.0.0.1:5280/admin

Jeff

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