[unisog] IM Apps?
John_Duksta at brown.edu
Fri Dec 2 14:53:19 GMT 2005
I'm not in the systems group here at Brown.
I just get to evangelize to them.
They haven't rolled anything out yet, so I can't say that we have
successfully made jabber authN from LDAP. With jabberd 1.4, there is an
external auth tool that can be integrated to provide LDAP auth. Jabberd
2.0 includes LDAP integration in the core code.
John Duksta <John_Duksta at brown.edu>
Lead IT Security Specialist
Computing and Information Services
On 12/1/05 6:01 PM, "Kevin Karwaski" <kevink at oit.umass.edu> wrote:
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> Jabber seems to be the way to go... it has the needed authentication
> hooks and the ability to host group chats via the conference server...
> have you successfully tested a jabber solution at Brown using external
> means of authentication (ie. LDAP)?
> - -Kevin
> John Duksta wrote:
> | On 12/1/05 3:12 PM, "Schumann, Alex" <Alex.Schumann at oregonstate.edu>
> |>I find that IRC has a lot to offer over traditional IM because it allows
> |>groups to chat in channels as the primary communication mechanism rather
> |>than only one-on-one. This leads to more learning, trust building, and
> |>'getting to know eachother'-ness.
> | I totally agree with the benefit you call out there, but there are things
> | that I might care to discuss over IM/chat with my coworkers that I really
> | don't want going over the net in the clear.
> | The Jabber solution to group chat is a conference server. One excellent
> | feature of the Jabber conference server is that it maintains N minutes of
> | history. When someone joins the conference late, they receive a transcript
> | of those last N minutes so that they may catch up. You could do this
> with an
> | IRC bot, but it comes built in to Jabber.
> | Also, if I was to IM with a colleague, I don't want to have to tell them
> | "you can find me as jduksta on freenode IRC in channel #foobar". I'd
> | just be able to add XMPP:John_Duksta at brown.edu to my .sig and leave it at
> | that.
> | -john (who has just started to lightly beat the Jabber drum here at Brown)
> - --
> Kevin Karwaski
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