We are currently testing Openfire as a IM server for Atlassian Bamboo notifications. We have deployed it with BOSH because we need HTTP support.
With Pidgin 2.7.3 , we have found that the connection is lost randomly. In the debug window, we could see that Pidgin sends ping requests which sometimes get responded by Openfire. And we also see Openfire sending ping requests (not being standard compliant ?) which Pidgin does not respond to.
Can you take a look at this issue and fix it if confirmed ?