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Lan based IM question (I need a good IM client)

  1. #1


    Roveer Guest

    Lan based IM question (I need a good IM client)

    We've got a very small shop (4 users) who need to IM to each other. I
    installed a very simple IM server (12planet) and they have 2 very
    simple IM clients. One is java based and one is a litter better as it
    will minimize to the system tray (just about perfect for us). The
    only thing lacking is there is no sound in these IM clients.

    Question:

    Every time I download and install an IM client that I think would be
    good it will only connect to a public IM service AIM yahoo MSN etc.
    There does not seem to be a way to get them to work on my LAN with my
    IM server software which uses ports 1863 and 1864.

    Are there any good IM clients which will allow me to connect just
    internally to my IM server?

    Thanks,

    Roveer

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  2. #2


    Jonathan Kay [MVP] Guest

    Re: Lan based IM question (I need a good IM client)

    Greetings,

    As I'm sure you're aware, there's all sorts of options, depending on if you want Peer to
    Peer, encryption, collaboration features, and if you're prepared to pay.

    Microsoft-wise there's Office Communications Server coupled with the Office Communicator
    which is a very nice solution. However, it's probably overkill for what you're trying to do
    and certainly isn't free.

    Another option of course is to setup a Jabber server and use your choice of Jabber clients
    (of which there are plenty).

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    "Roveer" <roveer@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:75b3d0df-e05a-404e-993b-76ebcb9d0ae0@xxxxxx

    > We've got a very small shop (4 users) who need to IM to each other. I
    > installed a very simple IM server (12planet) and they have 2 very
    > simple IM clients. One is java based and one is a litter better as it
    > will minimize to the system tray (just about perfect for us). The
    > only thing lacking is there is no sound in these IM clients.
    >
    > Question:
    >
    > Every time I download and install an IM client that I think would be
    > good it will only connect to a public IM service AIM yahoo MSN etc.
    > There does not seem to be a way to get them to work on my LAN with my
    > IM server software which uses ports 1863 and 1864.
    >
    > Are there any good IM clients which will allow me to connect just
    > internally to my IM server?
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > Roveer


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Lan based IM question (I need a good IM client)

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