[unisog] IM Apps?

Gary Dobbins dobbins at nd.edu
Wed Nov 30 22:44:50 GMT 2005


http://middleware.internet2.edu/i2im/

May be of interest,  Though the initiative seems to be hibernating, 
lots of good thought is documented there.

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   Gary Dobbins, CISSP -- Director, Information Security
   University of Notre Dame, Office of Information Technologies


Kevin Karwaski wrote:
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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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