Chapter 23. Tigase STUN Component

Table of Contents

Tigase STUN Component
What is STUN?
Requirements
Configuration
Setting descriptions
Logback configuration

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Tigase STUN Component

Tigase STUN Component allows for the use of a STUN server to handle XMPP and related communications to allow for smoother server operations behind a NAT.

What is STUN?

STUN stands for Simple Traversal of UDP[User Datagram Protocol] Through NAT[Network Address Translators]. It allows for computers behind a NAT router to host and provide UDP information without having to create rule exceptions on the router, or provide specific information to the NAT service. When specified within Tigase, XMPP and UDP communications can be directed to a specific STUN server which will then handle incoming requests to your network. You may use a public, or your own STUN server with Tigase.

Requirements

The only requirement (aside from configuration) is that you are operating on a network that is not a Symmetric NAT as STUN by itself will not function correctly.