[ejabberd] ODBC vs Native MySQL

bekanosky bekanosky at gmail.com
Fri Aug 27 20:09:02 MSD 2010


Rick Moynihan wrote:
> Hi all,
> 
> I'm just beginning to get stuck in to ejabberd configuration and
> module development.  One of our requirements (amongst others) is to
> authenticate against a MySQL database.  Rather than go via an external
> script, which was proving to be a little hard to administer, we've
> created an ejabberd Erlang module that authenticates against our
> database.
> 
> We're currently using unixodbc for this job, but I've noticed a
> comment at the end of this post which suggests that this isn't
> recommended:
> 
> https://support.process-one.net/doc/display/MESSENGER/Using+ejabberd+with+an+ODBC+relational+database
> 
> Is this still the case?  If so
> 
> 1) Why isn't odbc recommended?
> 
> 2) How do I go about using the native mysql driver?
> 
> 3) How do I use the native driver with ejabberd?

https://support.process-one.net/doc/display/MESSENGER/Using+ejabberd+with+MySQL+native+driver

> 
> 4) We're also considering migrating from mnesia to mysql...  Are there
> any instructions on what is required to do this with the native
> driver?
> 
> Many thanks,
> 
> R.
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