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randiroo76073
December 28th, 2008, 02:25 AM
I'd like to set up a local IM on my network(3 computers), does anyone have any suggestions on what to use & how to set it up.
Thanks for any info you can give.

PhrankDaChickenGeek
December 28th, 2008, 03:31 AM
I'd like to set up a local IM on my network(3 computers), does anyone have any suggestions on what to use & how to set it up.
Thanks for any info you can give.


One idea is to setup a webserver on one of the computers (apache, php) and install the phpfreechat script - Then use a web browser on each computer to chat

$ sudo apt-get install apache2 php5

http://www.phpfreechat.net/

randiroo76073
December 28th, 2008, 06:27 AM
Thanks Phrank, that may be the way to go.

AnRa
December 28th, 2008, 06:30 AM
Use the Bonjour protocol in Pidgin. :)

PhrankDaChickenGeek
December 28th, 2008, 07:06 AM
Use the Bonjour protocol in Pidgin. :)

Sweetness - Yes, this is the way to go!

And if you have Windows machines:
http://www.pidgin.im/
http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/apple/windows/bonjourforwindows.html

Tutorial - http://ubuntu.online02.com/node/19

jerome1232
December 28th, 2008, 07:08 AM
Use the Bonjour protocol in Pidgin. :)

That's what I was going to suggest :)

kevdog
December 28th, 2008, 02:48 PM
Any other info about the Bonjour Protocol?

randiroo76073
December 28th, 2008, 02:53 PM
Thanks all, I'm gonna try Pidgin as y'all suggested, been with the "U" for a while but 1st time I've gotten into home networking LOL! 1st time I've had to.

Dr Small
December 28th, 2008, 03:12 PM
Any other info about the Bonjour Protocol?
Yeah, what is the Bonjour Protocol? I was going to suggest a jabber server.

cb951303
December 28th, 2008, 03:23 PM
I was looking for the same thing, I tried bonjour right away. it works really really great!

For LAN chatters: If you want to start pidgin minimized, install pidgin-extprefs plugin package from repos. Activate the plugin and check "hide buddy list"

PhrankDaChickenGeek
December 28th, 2008, 03:40 PM
Yeah, what is the Bonjour Protocol? I was going to suggest a jabber server.

Already posted this link, but didn't label it - Bonjour for Windows downlaod

http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/apple/windows/bonjourforwindows.html

It's by Apple - http://www.apple.com/macosx/technology/bonjour.html

kevdog
December 28th, 2008, 03:55 PM
that page is for bonjour for windows -- which is helpful. what about for linux?

PhrankDaChickenGeek
December 28th, 2008, 07:12 PM
that page is for bonjour for windows -- which is helpful. what about for linux?

sorry - Linux uses Avahi - same thing basically:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avahi_(software)

It should already be installed and running. It can be enabled/disabled in "System -> Administration -> Services"

jerome1232
December 28th, 2008, 08:25 PM
?? Pidgin has the bonjour plugin installed out of the box in Ubuntu

randiroo76073
December 29th, 2008, 02:54 AM
Once again thanks LOL! My wife is drivin me crazy with it tho :D