[ejabberd] New to ejabberd and cat get it to work please help

Gregory Machin gregory.machin at gmail.com
Thu Sep 6 13:39:09 MSD 2007

I have installed ejabberd (fedora core 6 using yum) done some basic
editing of the config based on the howto's i have read..

I cant register on the server and I can't access the web admin interface..

when Is start / stop the service i get the following

[root at ns1 ejabberd]# /etc/init.d/ejabberd restart
Shutting down ejabberd: RPC failed on the node ejabberd at ns1: nodedown
Starting ejabberd:                                         [  OK  ]
[root at ns1 ejabberd]#

what have i missed ??

here is my config

% $Id: ejabberd.cfg.example 577 2006-06-07 08:38:37Z mremond $


% 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, "greg"}}.
{acl, admin, {user, "bertie"}}.

% 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*"}}.
{acl, jabberorg, {server, "ct-net.org"}}

% Everybody can create pubsub nodes
{access, pubsub_createnode, [{allow, all}]}.

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

% Every username can be registered via in-band registration:
% You could replace {allow, all} with {deny, all} to prevent user from using
% in-band registration
{access, register, [{allow, all}]}.

% After successful registration user will get message with following subject
% and body:
 "Welcome to CT-Net 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, ["greg at ct-net.org",
                        "bertie at ct-net.org"]}.

% 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}]}.

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

% For LDAP authentication 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"}. % Search base of LDAP directory
%{ldap_rootdn, "dc=example,dc=com"}. % LDAP manager
%{ldap_password, "******"}. % Password to LDAP manager

% For authentication via external script use the following:
%{auth_method, external}.
%{extauth_program, "/path/to/authentication/script"}.

% For authentication via ODBC use the following:
%{auth_method, odbc}.
%{odbc_server, "DSN=ejabberd;UID=ejabberd;PWD=ejabberd"}.

% Host name:
{hosts, ["ct-net.org"]}.

%% Define the maximum number of time a single user is allowed to connect:
{max_user_sessions, 10}.

%% Anonymous login support:
%%  auth_method: anonymous
%%  anonymous_protocol: sasl_anon|login_anon|both
%%  allow_multiple_connections: true|false
%%{host_config, "public.example.org", [{auth_method, anonymous},
%%                                     {allow_multiple_connections, false},
%%                                     {anonymous_protocol, sasl_anon}]}.
%% To use both anonymous and internal authentication:
{host_config, "ns1.ct-net.org", [{auth_method, [internal]}]}.

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

% Listened ports:
 [{5222, ejabberd_c2s,     [{access, c2s}, {shaper, c2s_shaper},
                           {max_stanza_size, 65536},
                           starttls, {certfile, "/etc/ejabberd/ejabberd.pem"}]},
 {5223, ejabberd_c2s,     [{access, c2s},
                           {max_stanza_size, 65536},
                           tls, {certfile, "/etc/ejabberd/ejabberd.pem"}]},
 % Use these two lines instead if TLS support is not compiled
 %{5222, ejabberd_c2s,     [{access, c2s}, {shaper, c2s_shaper}]},
 %{5223, ejabberd_c2s,     [{access, c2s}, ssl, {certfile,
 {5269, ejabberd_s2s_in,  [{shaper, s2s_shaper},
                           {max_stanza_size, 131072}
 {5280, ejabberd_http,    [http_poll, web_admin]},
 {8888, ejabberd_service, [{access, all},
                           {hosts, ["icq.localhost", "sms.localhost"],
                            [{password, "secret"}]}]}

% Use STARTTLS+Dialback for S2S connections
{s2s_use_starttls, true}.
{s2s_certfile, "/etc/ejabberd/ejabberd.pem"}.
%{domain_certfile, "example.org", "./example_org.pem"}.
%{domain_certfile, "example.com", "./example_com.pem"}.

% 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_adhoc,      []},
 {mod_configure,  []}, % Depends on mod_adhoc
 {mod_configure2, []},
 {mod_disco,      []},
 {mod_stats,      []},
 {mod_vcard,      []},
 {mod_offline,    []},
 {mod_announce,   [{access, announce}]}, % Depends on mod_adhoc
 {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_muc_log,    []},
%  {mod_shared_roster, []},
 {mod_pubsub,     [{access_createnode, pubsub_createnode}]},
 {mod_time,       []},
 {mod_last,       []},
 {mod_version,    []}

% Local Variables:
% mode: erlang
% End:


=INFO REPORT==== 2007-08-30 16:25:10 ===
I(<0.179.0>:ejabberd_listener:90): (#Port<0.350>) Accepted connection
{{192,168,1,196},50966} -> {{192,168,1,240},5280}

=INFO REPORT==== 2007-08-30 16:25:10 ===
I(<0.172.0>:ejabberd_http:76): started: {gen_tcp,#Port<0.350>}

=INFO REPORT==== 2007-08-30 16:25:10 ===
I(<0.385.0>:ejabberd_http:175): (#Port<0.350>) http query: 'GET' /

=INFO REPORT==== 2007-08-30 16:26:41 ===
I(<0.385.0>:ejabberd_http:175): (#Port<0.350>) http query: 'GET' /index

=INFO REPORT==== 2007-08-30 16:26:48 ===
I(<0.385.0>:ejabberd_http:175): (#Port<0.350>) http query: 'GET' /index.htlm

=INFO REPORT==== 2007-08-30 16:26:52 ===
I(<0.385.0>:ejabberd_http:175): (#Port<0.350>) http query: 'GET' /index.htm

=INFO REPORT==== 2007-08-30 16:26:55 ===
I(<0.385.0>:ejabberd_http:175): (#Port<0.350>) http query: 'GET' /

=PROGRESS REPORT==== 30-Aug-2007::16:12:59 ===
         supervisor: {local,ejabberd_sup}
            started: [{pid,<0.341.0>},

=PROGRESS REPORT==== 30-Aug-2007::16:12:59 ===
        application: ejabberd
         started_at: ejabberd at ns1
[root at ns1 ~]#

many thanks for your time

Gregory Machin
gregory.machin at gmail.com

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