Sorry for yesterday's outage!

There was an error in one server module that caused the whole XMPP system to crash.

@smallsees it's a combination of Prosody internal monitoring, Netdata, Prometheus and Grafana :)

Seems that is broken. I'm working on it!

Tor connectivity restored!

Unfortunately there are plenty of XMPP clients, which connect via A/AAAA IP address and not via the SRV record. Using Tor can be one cause, since Tor DNS does not support SRV records.

Therefore a redirection for these clients has been created.

Welcome back, Tor users! :-)

Dear users, currently there are connectivity problems for TOR users who do not rely on the hidden service.

TOR cannot resolve SRV records and therefore connects to the wrong server at this time.

A fix is in works.

There will be another short service outage due to database maintenance in the next couple of minutes.

I'm sorry for yesterdays service outage from 2018-10-02 8:55 pm [GMT+2] until 2018-10-03 9:34 am [GMT+2].

The server's RAM resources were fully utilized and most processes could not allocate any more memory. This lead to a crash of several services, including XMPP.

Unfortunately I could not handle the situation during night.

Service has been restored this morning.

@nipos jepp - sehe ich mir mal an :-) Vllt lässt sich da was machen.

By the way, I met people in #Nicaragua telling me excitedly about @trashserver, so you are doing a great service all around the world. Thank you for that, with your articles you brought me into the #XMPP world.

@thomas Did you know that @trashserver is blocked in Iran? It is reachable through @torproject, though.

My own XMPP server isn't blocked there, so, I guess, congratulations on your popularity. Thanks to #Tor, your Iranian users can still participate in the network.

@nuron okay, mal sehen. Bisher hat es gut funktioniert nach ersten Tests.

@nuron Das funktioniert deshalb mit, weil mein Server "XMPP over TLS" beherrscht. Wenn sich Conversations nicht über 5222 verbinden kann, guckt es im DNS nach, was noch so geht. Dann sieht es, dass auch XMPP auf Port 443 (HTTPS) anbietet. Und der ist ja eigentlich immer offen.

Deshalb klappt das :) XMPP over TLS ist genau dafür gedacht (auch wenn der Name etwas irreführend ist, wie ich finde). ... für Hotel-WLANs, die so ziemlich alles blocken.


@Muto it is a version of MAM (Message Archive Management)... which helps synchronize messages between clients.

My tool for TLS connection analysis with pcap captures is now available! 🎉

It helps e.g. XMPP server admins to find out which TLS versions / ciphers can be dropped.

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