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Ubuntu Server Cookbook by Uday R. Sawant

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Installing Ejabberd

In this recipe, we will learn how to install the Ejabberd XMPP server. We will be using an integrated installation package that is available from the Ejabberd download site. You can also install Ejabberd from the Ubuntu package repository, but that will give you an older, and probably outdated, version.

Getting ready

You will need an Ubuntu server with root access or an account with sudo privileges.

How to do it…

The following are the steps to install Ejabberd:

  1. Download the Ejabberd installer with the following command. We will be downloading the 64-bit package for Debian-based systems.
  2. Make sure you get the updated link to download the latest available version:
    $ wget https://www.process-one.net/downloads/downloads-action.php?file=/ejabberd/15.11/ejabberd_15.11-0_amd64.deb ...

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