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Old 09-29-2010, 10:55 PM   #1
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Red face How to install a CHAT SERVER?

Hi folks,

Does somebody here have a knowledge on how to install and configure an open chat server system? I'm using CentOS ver5.3.
Sorry I really have no idea.
Old 09-30-2010, 01:00 AM   #2
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Configure chat server using ejabber

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Old 09-30-2010, 01:03 AM   #3
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If you need to setup temporary chat server, you can use nc command in following ways.
Chat server can created using nc command. For example you are on machine A ( and issued following command
root# nc -l 3333
That command will create a tcp port on 3333 on machine A.

Now from machine B type following command to connect to port 3333 on machine A
root# nc 3333
Now exchange messages by typing at prompt.
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there is an opensource chat server that I was able to setup for developement purposes before: openfire

I used 'spark' as the chat client on both linux and windows clients. Also tried 'Pandion' for windows and it worked as well. I was able to get it to work following some guides online but sadly I didn't write a step-by-step guide back then.

good luck!
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