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README

ejabberd - High-Performance Enterprise Instant Messaging Server 

Quickstart guide


0. Requirements

To compile ejabberd you need:
- GNU Make
- GCC
- libexpat 1.95 or higher
- Erlang/OTP R10B-9 or higher
- OpenSSL 0.9.6 or higher, for STARTTLS, SASL and SSL
encryption. Optional, highly recommended.
- Zlib 1.2.3 or higher, for Stream Compression support
(XEP-0138). Optional.
- GNU Iconv 1.8 or higher, for the IRC Transport
(mod_irc). Optional. Not needed on systems with GNU Libc.


1. Compile and install on *nix systems

To compile ejabberd, go to the directory src/ and execute the commands:
./configure
make

To install ejabberd, run this command with system administrator rights
(root user):

sudo make install

These commands will:
- Install a startup script: /sbin/ejabberdctl
- Install ejabberd in /var/lib/ejabberd/
- Install the configuration files in /etc/ejabberd/
- Create a directory for log files: /var/log/ejabberd/


2. Start ejabberd

You can use the ejabberdctl command line administration script to
start and stop ejabberd. For example:
ejabberdctl start


For detailed information please refer to the
ejabberd Installation and Operation Guide