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Old 08-20-2010, 05:46 AM   #1
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Any chat server recommendation for Linux server?

Any chat server recommendation for Linux server?

Is there anyone can help me? Thanks !
Old 08-20-2010, 05:51 AM   #2
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Hello and Welcome to LinuxQuestions,

As with a lot in Linux it all comes down to choices and preferences, which ones you'll have to make based on trial. You can have a look at these sites and try them out to see which one fits your needs.

Kind regards,

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Old 08-20-2010, 06:03 AM   #3
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I've set up chat servers in the past with inspircd, I found it to be very straightforward to set up and never had a problem with it. I only managed small home IRC servers though, with <100 persons or so.
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Jabberd2 seems like it should be straight forward. I used to run the older version of jabberd quite successfully on RHEL3
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For the basic chatting, I think IRC is the good option. I recommend Inspircd if you choose to IRC.
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This would not be for the beginning Linux user, but if you have programming skills Bahamut is rock solid and has options to run as stand alone or be on a larger open source network. Fair warning though, you will be spending a week reading the documentation, and another week building different versions to find the tweak that best suites your needs.

DALnet's IRCd - Bahamut
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Any open source jabber server. Jabber is more flexible than anything else, but if IRC is just fine, it is easier to manage. The 3 last shop I worked with had internal jabber server for file transfer and chat.
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a nice chat software-123flashchat

08-20-10 04:46 AM
yaelyael Any chat server recommendation for Linux server?
123 Flash Chat is the nicest, most user-friendly chat room I have ever come across.
Old 08-23-2010, 10:32 AM   #9
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There's also AJAX Chat which can be designed with a MySQL backend for user authentication. It's also a plugin for several popular forums including phpBB and LQ's vBulletin.

Check it out.

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