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Instant Messaging over LAN?
  • sporkspork December 2009
    I hope I'm not asking for the impossible here...

    Can a user send a message to another Linux box connected to a network besides using SSH and wall ? Neither user has any IM account online, and the program should be able to run without an internet connection.

    Now here's the tricky part:
    Can both computers do this without either of them being a server (peer-to-peer)?
  • deadwaitdeadwait December 2009
    would this help ?,
    netcat in slitaz is nc (busybox)
  • sporkspork December 2009
    Yes, thank you.

    I also found this:
    It does instant messaging over LAN (though it does use a server, but that is easy to set up) through python, so it should be able to run on Slitaz (and other distros) without compiling.
  • seawolfseawolf December 2009
    Good find, @Spork. I think as it is so tiny and does not need compiling, it would probably be an easy program for someone to package. Even the dependencies are listed there for them! :-)

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