So long and thanks for all the fish. – XMPP Server will be shut down on 1st of January 2021.
I received some comments about the XMPP Server not being able to connect to others, lags, connection timeouts. While analyzing the problems I saw a ton of errors in the logfiles stating that other servers have outdates certificates, or not being able to use an up-to-date security concept. Many homepages are offline, Server administrators no longer reachable.
Then I had a look at the active userlist and then I realized… It’s dead.
In the last 12 month, there were only 15 accounts logged in. If I check the usage of the XMPP server for the last month, there were seven active logins.
Running an XMPP Server means I have to work on it. Maintain it and keep it active. I have to update the security guidelines to provide a strong encryption, fight back spammers. Even if the xmpp server doesn’t need much ressources, it’s still something. And keeping it running if nearly no one uses it just doesn’t make sense.
So after nearly eight years, I have decided to shut down the XMPP Server.
Maybe I am setting up a more up to date service like matrix, or I setup a mastodon server, but for now, I call it quits for XMPP.