Instant chats and central servers

David Shaw dshaw at
Wed May 9 02:54:42 UTC 2001

On Tue, May 08, 2001 at 07:53:38PM -0400, Shawn McMahon wrote:
> On Tue, May 08, 2001 at 10:11:07PM +0200, poptix wrote:
> > 
> >    FYI, there are ICQ servers you can run locally, but
> > not for AIM or MSN, I would suggest an IRC server.
> IRC pretty much requires you to sit there watching it, and has lots of
> other limitations that make it less useful for this purpose than instant
> messenging.
> Try Jabber; they have servers.
> And, it can also talk to AIM, MSN, etc, although AOL is currently trying
> to make that stop working.

One more thing to try: Gale (  Built-in public key
crypto - everyone has a key, messages are automatically encrypted,
etc.  It even comes with a Zephyr gateway for any MIT folks. :)


   David Shaw  |  dshaw at  |  WWW
   "There are two major products that come out of Berkeley: LSD and UNIX.
      We don't believe this to be a coincidence." - Jeremy S. Anderson
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