[unisog] IM Apps?

Kevin Karwaski kevink at oit.umass.edu
Wed Nov 30 20:47:26 GMT 2005


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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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Kevin Karwaski
Systems Administrator - OIT Help Desk
kevink<at>oit.umass.edu
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