Installing a jitsi server Link to

jitsi is an open source conferencing (video and audio) system. It provides similar facilities to Microsoft Teams, Zoom, and Blackboard Collaborate (among others). Here is an article about it.

There is a free jitsi server, open to all, at; no registration is required. More details of jitsi itself can be found at

However, it is possible to set up a private jitsi server if required. This might be done on (perceived) grounds of security, or to improve latency. I have done this on FreeBSD, and it was quite a journey. I decided to share my experiences, so I have written a (quite detailed) document which specifically addresses setting up a jitsi server on FreeBSD. The information has been drawn from many disparate sources, and also from a measure of blood, sweat and tears! Acknowledgements may be found at the end of the document.

The document may be found here. Comments are welcome. It is a living document, so check back occasionally. The change log is right at the end.

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