[Cerowrt-devel] making cerowrt chattier

Robert Bradley robert.bradley1 at gmail.com
Tue Jun 12 20:52:19 EDT 2012

On 12/06/12 14:10, Dave Taht wrote:
> Now, I've implemented a tiny jabber server in my current builds and am
> looking into javascript based chat servers that I could incorporate
> into the introductory web page, which could be used for notices of
> this sort, and jabber users could also merely subscribe to notices
> from the router so that they get chat notices when something is going
> wrong - "upgrade needed", "we are under a syn attack", "Earthquake",
> "out of memory", etc.  I haven't found a lightweight version of
> sendxmpp yet, and have never been fond of centralized chat services in
> the first place (the venerable "talk" protocol has no ipv6
> implementation, I note) , so perhaps there's a better standard or
> system I can use that is more aggressively p2p/distributed? I have
> seen chat demonstrated over ccnx, but don't know anything
> about the implementation.
> ejabberd is NOT lightweight but supports muc and other services.

ejabberd is probably a bit extreme for this unless you want to add more 
services, but I think simple broadcasts could actually be done via the 
Bonjour variant of XMPP (http://xmpp.org/extensions/xep-0174.html).  
I've no idea if a command-line client exists for that, though, and my 
attempts to send a basic message using netcat and Empathy failed badly.  
Maybe I need to publish more services with Avahi?

> There is also the possibility of a lightweight email tool or the
> winpopup utility for samba.

Winpopup might work, but is generally disabled on the Windows side these 
days (since SP2?) thanks to Messenger service spam.

Robert Bradley

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