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Old 05-02-2007, 09:05 AM   #1
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Yahoo Messenger server


I am looking to implement a private/personal Yahoo Messenger server. Whilst many FOSS clients of YMSGR exist, I can not seem to find a FOSS server. Anyway, what I'm looking for is a library to make my life easier. I'd really hate to have to reinvent the wheel (should such a library exist, without my knowledge). If such a library does not exist, I suppose I'd have to check out one of the free clients, see how they communicate with the server and build from there.

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Kind of unrelated to the above topic, but hopefully someone will know: I need to know if the default (i.e. "official"/from yahoo) yahoo messenger client can connect to *different* servers than the official Yahoo ones. I can not seem to find such configuration options. I have nothing against modifying some WinXP (one of the possible client operating systems for my server) Register Key values in order to get this working. Actually, heck, any workaround would do. Even "tricking" resolving the default server's hostnames to manually specified IPs.

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Reason: members of a private/personal network need to use Yahoo Messenger (I've tried talking them out of this protocol, without success) to communicate with one another. They do not wish to use the official Yahoo Servers, they'd like a private one.

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Also helpful: the problem with being "linux/bsd" oriented for 3/4 years, I have no idea where to go for help when it comes to the Windows operating system. Whilst I do not need help with the operating system itself, I could use some help with the above questions regarding the Yahoo Messenger client (the one from yahoo). Does anyone know a "more appropriate" place to ask such questions?
 
Old 05-02-2007, 05:10 PM   #2
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This would most certainly be the most appropriate forum to ask it in, unfortunately, there's not much more I can help you with.

Have you tried contacting Yahoo! themselves to see if they can provide any assistance? I take it this is for a corporate deal of some sort? Have you mentioned it would be much cheaper (and more secure) to use a localized IM protocol like Jabber?
 
Old 05-03-2007, 10:50 AM   #3
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Thanks for your reply. Actually after some more insisting on my part I have managed to get them to switch. I had to prove it'd be just as (if not easier) to use Jabber (a protocol they were not familiar with).

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However, the original question remains open, so I'm still accepting help for it. I'm thinking about building a FOSS YMSGR server and releasing it to the community.
 
Old 05-03-2007, 09:33 PM   #4
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I tried looking around, but I couldn't find anything that acts as a YMSG (Y!M) server.
I found a brief explanation of the login/authentication protocols it goes through - the specific packet compositions, handshaking, ports, etc. - however, I emphasize "brief" (approx. 6 short paragraphs). I don't think it would be all that useful unless you were planning on writing a client to connect to the Yahoo! servers.
 
  


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