I already have an Openfire chat server running on an old Dell Optiplex I keep in my basement.. I want to use this machine as development and move this server to another machine. Well.. the Print / Scanner Server seems it would be a fine place to install it.
A Few Notes:
OpenFire needs Java. I may not like Oracle but when it comes to using Java Apps I much prefer Sun Java over Open Java.. because they simply aren’t the same.
I wrote up a document on installing Java on Debian 6 here.
OpenFire is basically XMPP or Jabber.
Step 1 Navigate to the download page and download the deb file for Openfire.
Step 2 Install:
sudo dpkg -i openfire.deb
Step 3 Navigate to the script in a web browser on server port 9090
mine is http://gamera.home.geekliketodd.com:9090
When there you will see a screen asking for your hostname..
You will then be asked what kind of Database to use, You can choose Embedded, however I made a MySQL DB already and wish to use that.
When specifying my SQL database I choose “mysql” and then I change the Database URL to jdbc:mysql://localhost:3306/openfire since my DB is on the same machine and the db name is ‘openfire’
After putting in my DB username and Password, I click next to configure the admin user. I make a password but I leave the default email address.
This will forward you to the admin page, and allow you to make users and set up options.