M-Link is Isode's Instant Messaging server based on the XMPP (eXtensible Messaging and Presence Protocol) standard. You can read more about M-Link here. Isode messaging products, including M-Link, have special functionality to optimize operation over constrained bandwidth links (such as HF and SatCom), more information can be found in the whitepaper [M-Link Support for XMPP over Constrained Networks].

Who is this evaluation for?

This evaluation guide is intended for those wishing to set up Isode's M-Link XMPP server to run over constrained links. By "constrained links" we mean setting up M-Link to operate over one or both of:

  • IP Networks, such as SatCom or IP over radio links.
  • HF Radio using STANAG 5066 (the NATO standard for data applications over HF radio).

This evaluation follows directly on from the M-Link XMPP server Evaluation and assumes that you have completed the tasks in that guide and/or have gained familiarity with M-Link from operational experience.

Evaluation Objectives

At the end of this evaluation you will have set up the configuration above, including:

  • Configuring two M-Link servers on separate hosts to communicate using Isode's optimized server-to-server protocol over TCP and/or over STANAG 5066 (HF Radio).
  • Learning how to filter traffic types over the link.
  • Setting up a Federated Multi-User Chat (FMUC) room.

Getting Started

If you do not already have M-Link setup, or need to set up a second system for this evaluation, you will need download the program files using the links below. Downloads require an evaluation password, if you do not already have one you can request one using this short form. You can download the evaluation documentation without logging in.

Documentation

Title PDF
XMPP Instant Messaging (Constrained Links) Evaluation Guide
M-Link Administration Guide

Program Files (64-bit)

Debian (x86) RHEL (& CentOS) Windows Server
M-Link M-Link M-Link

More on Evaluations

We welcome evaluations of our products and will make support resources available to you for the duration of your evaluation. Before considering evaluating Isode's products you should take a look at our Supported Platforms statement.