Subject: Re: Open Src Instant Messenger Server
To: Netbsd-Users (E-mail) <email@example.com>
From: Chuck Yerkes <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/15/2003 00:22:21
Quoting Carleton, Sam (SCI TW) (Sam_Carleton_TW@stercomm.com):
> Currently I use Yahoo! Instant Messenger exclusively to communicate with my
> wife. All the servers I control are UNIX (NetBSD and Solaris 8), but all
> the work stations are W2K or XP.
> I am looking for an open source instant messenger server/client which I use
> to replace Y! Instant Messenger. Does anyone know of such a beast?
Zephyr is a lovely "IM" type client that I've used since the very
early 90's. Speaks Kerberos (encrypts the comms), but I haven't
found a decent Windows Zephyr Client (or a Zephyr -> windows
messaging thingy translator).
I also use IRC on a home machine for chats with friends and
relatives. Not open to all, but handy to have.