Subject: Re: Open Src Instant Messenger Server
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <email@example.com>
Date: 01/14/2003 20:30:38
In message <firstname.lastname@example.org>, emre@u
>> And anyone sniffing the traffic here at work! That is one of the
>> reasons I want to get away from Yahoo! :)
>Licq can encrypt your messages with SSL, but both parties have to run
>Licq. It doesn't run on Windoze as far as I know.
Gabber (which is in pkgsrc) will do SSL to the gabber server; it, in
turn, can proxy to other IM systems. (I haven't checked if the pkgsrc
version of gabber does SSL; I built mine from scratch before it was in
Note, of course, that this means that you're trusting the server.
--Steve Bellovin, http://www.research.att.com/~smb (me)
http://www.wilyhacker.com (2nd edition of "Firewalls" book)