iChat server (jabberd) won't work after power failure

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by corbywan, Nov 8, 2009.

  1. corbywan macrumors regular

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    SLS 10.6.1 on Mac Mini.

    I've had this happen twice, but in different ways. We've had some storms come through and knock the power out recently. Everything seems to come back online fine, except for iChat server (jabberd of course). The first time, I was getting errors about c2s and sm not being able to connect to, well, itself. I was never able to actually fix those, I have to reinstall the whole system.

    This time I'm getting similar errors where the system isn't talking to itself properly. Here is the log from clicking "Start iChat" to trying to connect from client.



    This is what it does when I try to connect from a client. The client just keeps getting a username/password prompts over and over. (12.34.56.78 is of course a made up IP) It will do this repeatedly with a different port number, going higher and higher. In some cases it will add "is being rate limited" This will just loop and loop until I shut iChat and Push Notifications down.

    Is all of that supposed to bind to 127.0.0.1? Another posting on here said to try and reinstall just the serveressentials.pkg from the disc. I tried that on a previous install and it didn't seem to do anything. Is there any kind of repair or restore script that can be run in situations like power failures where the thing doesn't shut down gracefully? jabberd seems pretty delicate.

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. pherplexed macrumors member

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    Not sure if this is helpful since you're also having issue with the iChat service on the server. But on the client side, I was able to fix my iChat server issues by deleting the Jabber accounts from the iChat clients, delete the iChat jabber preference files, then re-add the jabber account and rebooting the client machines.

    Seemed to do the trick for me.
     
  3. corbywan thread starter macrumors regular

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  4. corbywan thread starter macrumors regular

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    I don't have the link right now, but someone out there said, when faced with a similar problem and situation, that he did a rebuild of the sqlite database that jabberd uses, but he didn't say how he did it. Does anyone know how that is done? What the default username and password might be to login and do that and what the commands are? Thanks.
     

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