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Net::Jabber::Server - Jabber Server Library


  Net::Jabber::Server is a module that provides a developer easy access
  to developing applications that need an embedded Jabber server.

DESCRIPTION seeks to provide enough high level APIs and automation of
  the low level APIs that writing and spawning a Jabber Server in Perl
  is trivial.  For those that wish to work with the low level you can
  do that too, but those functions are covered in the documentation for
  each module.

  Net::Jabber::Server provides functions to run a full Jabber server that
  accepts incoming connections and delivers packets to external Jabber
  servers.  You can use all or none of the functions, there is no requirement.

  For more information on how the details for how Net::Jabber is written
  please see the help for Net::Jabber itself.

  For a full list of high level functions available please see

Basic Functions

    use Net::Jabber qw(Server);

    $Server = new Net::Jabber::Server();


    %status = $Server->Process();
    %status = $Server->Process(5);


Basic Functions

    new(debuglevel=>0|1|2, - creates the Server object.  debugfile
        debugfile=>string,   should be set to the path for the debug
        debugtime=>0|1)      log to be written.  If set to "stdout"
                             then the debug will go there.  debuglevel
                             controls the amount of debug.  For more
                             information about the valid setting for
                             debuglevel, debugfile, and debugtime see

    Start(hostname=>string, - starts the server listening on the proper
          jaberxml=>string)   ports.  hostname is a quick way of telling
                              the server the hostname to listen on.
                              jabberxml defines the path to a different
                              jabberd configuration file (default is

    Process(integer) - takes the timeout period as an argument.  If no
                       timeout is listed then the function blocks until
                       a packet is received.  Otherwise it waits that
                       number of seconds and then exits so your program
                       can continue doing useful things.  NOTE: This is
                       important for GUIs.  You need to leave time to
                       process GUI commands even if you are waiting for
                       packets.  The following are the possible return
                       values for each hash entry, and what they mean:

                           1   - Status ok, data received.
                           0   - Status ok, no data received.
                         undef - Status not ok, stop processing.
                       IMPORTANT: You need to check the output of every
                       Process.  If you get an undef then the connection
                       died and you should behave accordingly.

    Stop() - stops the server from running and shuts down all sub programs.


By Ryan Eatmon in January of 2001 for


This module is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.