Statistics

Network statistics

Metric Value Notes
Chat rooms 9005 Includes all persistent rooms known (public/non-public and open/non-open)
Public rooms 8119 Only publicly listed rooms
Open rooms 6343 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 11932 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 2064 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 29 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 334 56%
ejabberd 149 25%
Spectrum 38 6%
search.jabber.network Crawler (1) 22 4%
Metronome 12 2%
biboumi 9 2%
Openfire 6 1%
Other (less than 3 instances) 28 5%
Unknown (no version info available) 1466

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 the search.jabber.network Crawler asks them for the software they’re running, it effectively asks itself without knowing that it does that. That’s what those "search.jabber.network Crawler" entries are.

Service statistics

Service type Instances
User Server
Normal user accounts, like you and me
557
Group Chat Server
Group chat rooms, as listed by this service
403
IRC Gateway
Access to IRC networks via Jabber
17
File Storage / Upload Service
File storage for use with Jabber (e.g. HTTP Upload)
238
Publish-Subscribe Service
Distribute data in a publish-subscribe manner; e.g. news, weather alerts, etc.
184
File Transfer Proxy
To facilitate file transfer via "difficult" networks
247

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