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Which Jabber server software has the smallest memory footprint?

Asked by andrew (16157points) December 4th, 2007

I’ve played around with Wildfire but I seem to remember that its Java-based footprint was pretty high… anyone have a quick answer to this? Any favorite flavor for jabber servers?

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robhaya's avatar

Andrew,
I not sure what version of Wildfire (now called OpenFire) you are using?We are running Wildfire at my work on WinTel boxes and its memory footprint is small. I’ve also used Jabberd on Linux boxes and that seems to run well without any memory issues. Checkout this document that compares the various Jabber servers with an extensive list of features.

Good Luck!
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robhaya's avatar

Andrew,
just a few more thoughts on my initial response. How much memory do you have on the server? What’s the Roster Size? How many users are connecting? What type of authentication, etc are you using? Are there other apps running on the server, that could be competing for system resources? What platform are your running it on?These all affect performance and the memory footprint of the server.

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andrew's avatar

Ideally I’d like a memory footprint of around 30 mb max. The roster is very small… Maybe 3 or 4 users. The key component are the gateways to the other, public IM services. We’re running ubuntu.

robhaya's avatar

Is it running as a service? If its running as a service you can specify the memory allocation for the JVM using to Xms30m. But the caveat to setting the memory size that low is you can run into a flood of out of memory errors.

I would probably post a message on the Openfire Support Forums

Its a good forum and the engineers at Jive do answer a lot questions posted by users, etc.

R

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