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I'm going to run my own jabber server on my Ubuntu server.

Should I use rather ejabberd or jabberd2 daemon?
Which of them is better?
What are the differences between them?

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It depends very much on your needs. What are your expectations? General comparison is available on Wikipedia

If you're just looking for a simple xmpp server for your private server, I would recommend Prosody. It's lightweight, easy to configure, supports SSL, and has a helpful community. You can get it up and running literally in minutes.

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Vote up for Prosody, thanks. I'll give it a try, hadn't known about it before... – Pavel S. Jan 21 '13 at 16:04
Well, Prosody looks amazing, thanks for that! – Pavel S. Jan 21 '13 at 16:20

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