[TriLUG] Local instant messenger app
jbebel at ncsu.edu
Sat Mar 12 00:51:28 EST 2005
I'd just like to make an addendum to this. Just reading Slashdot, and
the newest article is precisely one of the reasons everyone should start
paying attention to the XMPP standard.
AOL now reserves the right to do whatever they want with what you send.
We shouldn't be trusting a corporate entity and closed standards with
what has become a very viable form of internet communication. Just like
the standards we use for http, ftp, ssh, and everything else, we all
need to start supporting the standards for Instant Messaging too. It's
time to get everyone we know off of AIM. And start showing them jabber.
And those of us with programming skills need to contribute to the
servers and clients to make the better and well known.
Joel Ebel wrote:
> You should look into Jabber. I'm using a jabberd14 server and users of
> my system use clients such as Psi and Exodus. It's an extremely
> powerful and extensible system allowing interserver communication and
> transports to legacy IM systems. Have a look at www.jabber.org.
> jabber.trilug.org is also running a jabberd14 server.
> jabber.eos.ncsu.edu is running jabberd2, but they're also having some
> stability problems. If you want to try out jabber servers before
> setting it up, get a client and connect to one of the many public
> servers available, including jabber.trilug.org and jabber.org itself
> among many others. The jabber standard, XMPP has recently been accepted
> by the ietf and the appropriate RFCs have been published. It's a real
> internet standard now!
> Steve Kuekes wrote:
>> I'm looking for a local instant messenger app that I can run entirely
>> within my corporate network. I've to ~20 internal users all running
>> Windoze that want to be able to IM each other. It needs to have some
>> kind of easy buddy list type interface.
>> I've got a slow internet connection so I'd like to have something that
>> uses a server inside my firewall. I have a linux mail/web/firewall
>> server that can run the server side.
>> I quickly looked at sourceforge, but didn't see anything that looked
>> like this. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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