Etan Reisner deryni at
Tue Apr 8 10:00:03 EDT 2008

On Tue, Apr 08, 2008 at 05:52:57AM -0700, Khurram Naseem wrote:
> Hello there,
> 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.

As suggested setting up an internal XMPP server would be a solution,
another solution would be to use Bonjour, which is a serverless LAN chat
protocol which pidgin supports.


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