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Old 04-30-2007, 07:29 AM   #1
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Anyone know of a peer to peer messenger client for linux?


Trying to do away with an (internal only) MSN server - looking for something that'll message between linux and windows desktops, preferably without a server(!)

Cheers in advance,
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Old 04-30-2007, 08:00 AM   #2
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well Jabber (or rather the XMPP protocol) is decentralized to some extent but does still use servers in part. a number of implementations exist, have a look.
 
Old 04-30-2007, 08:17 AM   #3
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Aye, jabber seems the best we can get so far. There seems to be a whole host of p2p stuff for windows though, thought there might be *something* for linux.

Cheers for the reply Chris,

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well XMPP is a cross platform protocol, nothing to tie it to a particular operating system at all, indeed Jabber was primarily developed under Linux originally afaik.
 
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You know .. last summer I was actually planning of developing a cross-platform P2P chat client. I gave up the idea when I thought nobody would ever need such a thing.
 
Old 05-01-2007, 04:25 AM   #6
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Ah, handy. It's something that'll be used more and more I think. There is a pile of p2p windows chat clients. One of the best I've found is one from oz called 'tonic' - tried getting it to work under wine, with no success - you try searching for 'tonic wine' in google and see what you get(!)

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