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Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP) is an open-standard communications protocol for message-oriented middleware based on XML (Extensible Markup Language). The protocol was originally named Jabber, and was developed by the Jabber open-source community in 1999 for near-real-time, extensible instant messaging (IM), presence information, and contact list maintenance.

This article list several XMPP clients and servers.





Prosody (pronunciation: 1, 2) is an XMPP server written in the Lua programming language. Prosody is designed to be lightweight and highly extensible. It is licensed under a permissive MIT license.

Read Prosody for more information.


Available as community/ejabberd package


jabberd2 is an XMPP server, written in the C language and licensed as Free software under the GNU General Public License. It was inspired by jabberd14.

Read Jabberd2 for more information.

See also