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IP Messenger for Linux

iinfi1
Super Advisor

IP Messenger for Linux

hi all,

I m looking at RHEL Desktop 5.2 and SuSE 10.

Do we have good ip messengers for either of the product? primarily for intra-office chat and file transfer?

there mite b quite a few available on google search ... but i wud like to know if anyone of you have actually used one which is good?

thank you
11 REPLIES
Ivan Ferreira
Honored Contributor

Re: IP Messenger for Linux

We use SPARK, I would recommend it:

http://www.igniterealtime.org/projects/spark/index.jsp
Por que hacerlo dificil si es posible hacerlo facil? - Why do it the hard way, when you can do it the easy way?
Heironimus
Honored Contributor

Re: IP Messenger for Linux

If you mean an instant messaging client, Pidgin works reasonably well and is included by Red Hat. I assume SuSE also packages it since it's widely used.

The IM system to which you want to connect is also important because not all clients support all servers/protocols equally well.
iinfi1
Super Advisor

Re: IP Messenger for Linux

well i was looking for a IP messenger only.

something which doesnt require a server to manage the hosts.

eg. myself n my colleague have a IP msgr, both of us on the same LAN sud be able to chat n transfer files without any 3rd party involved.
Steven McCoy
Valued Contributor

Re: IP Messenger for Linux

Not sure what you meant here: "something which doesnt require a server to manage the hosts.", but I've setup internal-only Jabber/XMPP servers for multiple customers using JabberD2.x, and it's worked great for them:

http://jabberd2.xiaoka.com/

Btw, we used pidgin as the client, but many different clients support XMPP.

HTH
Ciro Iriarte
Valued Contributor

Re: IP Messenger for Linux

He's looking for a P2P messenger, setting up a jabber server is not a bad idea, but if you don't have a dedicated server you can try one of these:

Windows Only
http://www.codeguru.com/cpp/i-n/network/messaging/article.php/c5419/

Linux/Windows (Java):
http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=156803&package_id=175047&release_id=454963
iinfi1
Super Advisor

Re: IP Messenger for Linux

sorry for not replying earlier.
yes i was looking at p2p options. our client needed something with which their office linux users could instant chat and at the same time transfer files between themselves.
Ciro Iriarte
Valued Contributor

Re: IP Messenger for Linux

For file transfer there's also Giver, i'm not sure it supports chat... Too bad it's only for Gnome.

http://idea.opensuse.org/content/ideas/easy-file-sharing
Ciro Iriarte
Valued Contributor

Re: IP Messenger for Linux

For the record, there's a KDE variation that can work with giver also!!!, it's called Kepas

http://www.kde-apps.org/content/show.php/Kepas+-+KDE+Easy+Publish+and+Share?content=73968
Ed Tillman
Occasional Visitor

Re: IP Messenger for Linux

I think he's looking for something akin to Winderz Messenger. Is there such a CLI-driven app the can be used in either a RedHat/Fedora or Debian/Ubuntu environment? I dunno that one, myself, but wouldn't mind learning of one...

Cheers;
Ed
Srimalik
Valued Contributor

Re: IP Messenger for Linux

why don't you use ip messenger?

http://www.ipmsg.org/index.html.en

abandon all hope, ye who enter here..
iinfi1
Super Advisor

Re: IP Messenger for Linux

thank you ... i will check how ipmsg works.