Phil Hannent phil at
Tue Apr 8 09:23:51 EDT 2008

Khurram Naseem wrote:
> I am looking for a way to have instant messaging and
> file transfer among users of a small LAN. Computers
> are Linux and Windows.
> I've seen there is Pidgin for windows too, so I wonder
> if there is a protocol I can use, easy to set up, so
> all the users can talk to themselves and share files,
> but just within the LAN, not connecting to instant
> messaging services.
> Any help on this will be much appreciated.
The Bonjour protocol is probably what you want to use.  It is designed for local 

Phil Hannent

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