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Instant Messaging on SDF

On SDF you can use nearly all of the popular instant messaging protocols via fast and efficient text clients. Many users have set up scripts so that they can use various IM clients via their computers or wireless devices such as two way pagers, blackberry, palm pilots and cellphones, and you can too.

Some of the clients listed in this page are able to connect simultaneusly to various IM networks as centerim and finch (which is purple/pidgin based). Links are provided to web pages with detailed steps to connect to the various IM networks using the available clients at SDF

Also, some clients are not very actively maintained, so may not be able to connect to the networks they claim are able to connect to, your best bet are centerim and finch.

Available clients

(+) In AMD64 hosts. (*) In Alpha hosts.

  bsflite (+) centericq (+) centerim ekg (+) finch (*) naim (+) mcabber (+)
AIM YES YES YES   YES YES  
Gadu-Gadu   YES YES YES YES    
Jabber/XMMP   YES YES   YES   YES
MSN   YES YES   YES    
YAHOO   YES YES   YES    
ICQ   YES YES   YES    

Bitlbee

Bitlbee is an IRC gateway to MSN, ICQ, Jabber, Yahoo, and AIM. It allows you to connect to these services using an irc client.

  1. connect with your favorite irc client to im.bitlbee.org.
  2. say "help" to the root nick, or just type help. everything you need is there.

A list of Instant Messaging libraries available

  • p5-Net-AIM-1.22 - Implementation of the AOL Instant Messenger TOC protocol
  • libyahoo-0.18.4 - Yahoo! Messenger client library
  • ...

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