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Old 05-08-2008, 05:42 AM   #1
thunyiwe
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Instant Messaging


Hello

I have have been tasked at my company to setup Instant Messaging, but I have no clue where to begin or what to do,

I have done some reading and and havent really been successful.

I want to setup an Open source program that we can link to LDAP, and be able to communicate.

If you cna provide links to where i can read more about it or what program is safe to use on both linux and windows machines

some info would be nice

thanx
 
Old 05-08-2008, 05:48 AM   #2
duryodhan
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The de-facto IM solution nowadays is XMPP.

There are numerous XMPP servers out there (which YOU will have to setup) ... see openfire , ejabbered etc.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XMPP
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...erver_software


and for the client software ... Psi would be my choice ...but ofcourse you can give your users to use whatever they want
 
Old 05-08-2008, 07:35 AM   #3
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I'd recommend Ejabberd

http://www.ejabberd.im/

It's in most distribution, good documentation, very malleable. Comes with a web based admin tool so you can hand over administration to to someone else at a later date without giving them shell access.

Can also be setup to relay to and from other IM providers (AIM, MSN, Google Talk, etc)
 
  


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