By | 18 Jul 2009

The setup of jabberd2 is mostly straight-forward. Just install the package and all needed transports. The change the config files in /etc/jabberd2 to your needs, esp. the name/jid of the admin.



The most recent version is in a Mercurial repository at https://sharesource.org/hg/pymsnt/summary. There you can download the trunk revision and replace the files in /usr/share/pymsnt with the new ones. You might also need to add the new options from the config-example.xml to your /etc/pymsnt.xml. Afterwards restart the transport and you should be set.


The MSN transport pyMSNt is a bit picky.

If you get error messages like:

Failed to connect to MSN servers: [Failure instance: Traceback (failure with no frames): <type 'exceptions.Exception'>: Timeout]

In the config file, if you are behind a NAT router, specify your internal LAN IP for <host> otherwise, it won’t work. Always check this setting first before digging for other possible errors.


A Python Yahoo-Transport can be found at the xmpppy. To install it, do the following:

  1. create a directory /opt/pyyimt/src and put the contents of the yahoo-transport-0.4.tar.gz in it. You’ll also need the xmppy-0.5.0rc1.tar.gz – put it into /opt/pyyimt/src/xmpp.
  2. now modify the config.py to look at another place for the config file. Change the 4th line like this: configFiles = ['config.xml', '../pyyimt.conf.xml', '/etc/pyyimt.conf.xml']
  3. now copy the config_example.xml to /opt/pyyimt/pyyimt.conf.xml and modify it according to your needs. Also set the following values:
    • spoolFile: ../yahoouser.dbm
    • pid: ../pyyimt.pid
    • debugFile: ../yahooerror.log
  4. make the whole directory /opt/pyyimt and all files and sub-dirs belong to the group jabber and writable for that group.
  5. use this init.d-script: pyyimt.txt

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