Dear Fellows, as some of you may know, we are about to replace the current Fellowship jabber server with a new one, that should improve the quality of our jabber service.
Before switching from the old server, we set up a test instance for the new server, so all Fellows are invited to test it and report any problems and suggestions.
To try the new Fellowship test server, you have to create another profile in your jabber client, using these values:
- username: your Fellowship username (this is the same username currently used for the Fellowship jabber account).
- domain: jabbertest.fsfe.org (so your complete jabber account on the test
server will be: YOURUSERNAME@jabbertest.fsfe.org)
- password: your current Fellowship password, that is: the one used to access all other Fellowship services (please note that this is different from the password currently used for the Fellowship jabber server)
- jabber server: jabbertest.fsfe.org
- port: you can use the standard jabber port 5222, or the (deprecated) port 5223; the server will enforce a secure SSL connection in both cases
When you connect to the server, you may get a warning about the SSL certificate (we are re-using the same SSL certificate that we use on the old jabber server), please ignore this at the moment and accept the certificate.
Once connected to the new server, you can find your usual contacts (all have been automatically converted to @jabbertest.fsfe.org), search for other jabber users using the jabber user directory: vjud.jabbertest.fsfe.org, enter the fellowship chatroom, and do the usual things you do in jabber; feel free to mess up with the data on this test server, as they won’t be used in the new official Fellowship server.
Please report your feedback, and especially any problems you may encounter, to email@example.com
As soon as we make sure that everything works fine, we will announce at https://blogs.fsfe.org the timeline and instructions for switching to the new server.
Thanks for your support!