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)

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