I’ve had a very rough time with the stability of the Openfire server I’ve set up recently. I’ve installed it on two different Ubuntu (7.04) machines and both have very similar issues. The first time a client tries to connect, they get either the invalid username/password error message or the server unreachable message. Usually about two minutes later, the client is able to connect. This wouldn’t be so bad, but it seems to happen repeatedly even after the first login, but it’s more random thereafter.
Could this be an Ubuntu compatibility issue? I don’t think it’s a configuration issue or even an openfire one simply because I’ve used other jabber server software and I experience the same problems.
It’s really hard to reproduce the problem after the first login, but it happens enough to not use this in production.
Thank you for your help!