[unisog] IM Apps?

Kevin Karwaski kevink at oit.umass.edu
Thu Dec 1 22:55:32 GMT 2005


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We use Unrealircd (server side): http://www.unrealircd.com/

There are numerous IRC clients that support IRCS:

MIRC
xChat
epic
BitchX

to name a few...

We mainly use xChat (http://www.xchat.org/) which is free for Linux and
OSX, but will cost $20 for the precompiled win32 client. However, here
is the site where you can get the GPL win32 compiled version of xchat
for free: http://silverex.org/news/ (very handy, indeed!)

- -Kevin

Ben Curran wrote:
| What application(s) are you using?
|
| Thx,
| Ben Curran
|
| On 30 Nov 2005 at 15:47, Kevin Karwaski wrote:
|
|
| At UMass, within the Help Services area, we've deployed a secure / low
| level and restrictive (meaning no file sharing of any kind) IRCS (irc
| over ssl) service for internal office use. This solution has been a
| secure, cheap (server side = unrealircd, client side = any irc client
| that can talk IRCS.) and effective way to quickly communicate with
| various individuals across the organization.
|
| The issue becomes authentication... we've found no real way to integrate
| IRCS with a directory (openLDAP). Unfortunately unrealircd is not PAM
| aware. Currently authentication and authorization are both defined and
| limited by subnet and/or host using iptables and the internal acl
| provided by unrealircd.
|
| I would also be interested to see what other campuses are doing with
| regards to chat services / IM applications and what specific solutions
| they provide / functions they serve...
|
| Cheers,
| -Kevin
|
| Ben Curran wrote:
| | What are other campuses using for campus IM applications? Thoughts or
| | recommendations?
| |
| | Thanks,
| |
| | Ben Curran
| | Network Specialist
| | Humboldt State University
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