Openfire does not listen to port 5222

Problem : Openfire server does not listen to port 5222.

Symptoms :

  1. netstat -tulpn | grep LISTEN
    • – will not show ports 5222 or 5223.
  2. tail -1000 /opt/openfire/logs/stderror.log
    • Will show these entries –
      • Error starting 5222: null
        Error starting 5223: null
        Error starting 5275: null
        Error starting 5276: null
        Error starting 5262: null
        Error starting 5263: null

Reason : Unknown – but related to OpenJDK.

Fix : Run OpenFire on Oracle JDK (v8 worked, didn’t test on v9)

Kj [/.] Sreekumar programs computers as a hobby and profession. Into programming from his school days, Sree uses Codemarvels to key in facts and fixes he finds interesting while working on different projects. Some of the articles here give away a few shades of his philosophical leanings too.

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