Ejabberd on Ubuntu

Categories: Web services

Just keeping a note to self (and others who could find it useful). How to install Ejabberd on Ubuntu server 12.04:

  • aptitude install ejabberd (for some reason apt-get didn’t work out that well);
  • go to wherever you manage your DNS records and add a SVR record as mentioned here;
  • edit /etc/ejabberd/ejabberd.cfg and add admin user as mentioned here .

All of these steps are to avoid placing _hosts_ as _localhost_ on your ejabberd.cfg file which could work but than you might have problems with clients trying to connect.