[linux-elitists] IM servers for Linux
Larry M. Augustin
Sat Jan 4 22:29:53 PST 2003
I think that I have an opportunity to sneak a Linux server into an otherwise
They currently use AIM for instant messaging. They know this is not secure,
and want to move to something with reasonable security. I would like to set
them up with a Linux system running an IM server.
Requirements, roughly in order of importance:
1. Security. Some instant messages may contain confidential
2. AIM-like UI. They like AIM. They are not technical. They don't
want to spend a lot of time learning something new.
3. Low admin overhead. They have one part-time sysadmin who only
knows Windows. The Windows client needs to be easy and trouble free for
them to install. The server has to just always work. Basically, once I set
it up it needs to be able to run assuming virtually no sysadmin support.
I have never setup and run an IM server. Based on a quick survey of the
net, I'm thinking jabberd2, w/ gaim or exodus on the clients. Thoughts?
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