Public Jabber Chat rooms

Christopher Muclumbus: A listing of public XMPP/Jabber chat rooms/groups.

Statistics

Network statistics

Metric Value Notes
Chat rooms 6714 Includes all persistent rooms known (public/non-public and open/non-open)
Public rooms 6635 Only publicly listed rooms
Open rooms 5316 Only rooms which can be joined without password/invitation
Hidden rooms 0 Publicly listed MUCs where owners have requested de-listing from this directory
Total users 8262 Total number of users in all MUCs. Since we do not (and can not) track the real identities of users, this most certainly includes duplicates.
Domains 2584 Number of domains known; this includes non-MUC service domains and usually a single XMPP service has multiple domains (e.g. a base domain and a MUC service domain).
Stale domains 30 Number of domains which haven’t been reachable for more than 24 hours. Domains which are not reachable for more than seven days are removed from the database, unless they are being advertised by other domains.

Software statistics

Software name Absolute occurences Relative occurences
Prosody 324 46%
ejabberd 219 31%
Spectrum 35 5%
Christopher Muclumbus (1) 30 4%
Openfire 22 3%
Metronome 13 2%
biboumi 11 2%
jabberd 7 1%
Tigase 7 1%
Isode M-Link 3 0%
MU-Conference 3 0%
Other (less than 3 instances) 33 5%
Unknown (no version info available) 1877

Footnotes:

  1. So some people apparently find it useful to host "echo" services which simply reflect the query back to the sender. They act like a mirror. So when Christopher Muclumbus asks them for the software they’re running, it effectively asks itself without knowing that it does that. That’s what those "Christopher Muclumbus" entries are.

Service statistics

Service type Instances
User Server
Normal user accounts, like you and me
659
Group Chat Server
Group chat rooms, as listed by this service
450
IRC Gateway
Access to IRC networks via Jabber
25
File Storage / Upload Service
File storage for use with Jabber (e.g. HTTP Upload)
252
Publish-Subscribe Service
Distribute data in a publish-subscribe manner; e.g. news, weather alerts, etc.
210
File Transfer Proxy
To facilitate file transfer via "difficult" networks
267