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I need help setting up messenging in my home lan. It is a simple lan consisting of a linux box (fc3) running samba; and a WinXP box. They are connected with cables through a router. I can view and send files to and from the WinXP box from my fc3 box using samba.
I want to be able to send pop-up messenges back and forth between the two computers. I had looked at the Akeni software, but would prefer to use a free-ware product.
Does anyone know how to do this? Your help is appreciated.
You could run a jabberd server(on the Fedora box, it shouldn't have much of a performance impact). GAIM and I'm sure many other clients on *nix can connect to it, and Exodus is a good and free client for Windows. I installed a jabberd server a while back, and it was kind of a pain to get working, but I was trying to get it to authenticate from LDAP, so that didn't help.
As a newbie, I am not sure how to go about setting up the jabber server. What packages would you suggest? If it helps, I am using KDE 3.3 on FC3. Both the linux box and the WinXP box have independent connections to the internet. However, I want to make sure that the lan messenging does not have to use the internet. Can you provide some guidance?
I'm not sure how much I can really guide you, I can't remember exactly how I installed it. I don't know if there are any RPM's available, you'll probably just have to compile it. You can download a source tarball here. This could be useful to walk you through the install, though it might be a little old. I'm sorry I can't be of much help, some other people here can probably give you some more in depth information.
I was successful in setting up lan messenging using linpopup on my fc3 box and quickmessenger (a free winpopup application) on the WinXP box. Linpopup gives instructions on how to modify the smb.conf file. I needed to set the firewall on the WinXP box (zonealarm) to allow quickmessenger through, but that was no major problem.