Chat

The chat service uses the standard protocol Jabber/XMPP and support TLS on standard ports (5222 or 5223).

The main features are:

  • Messaging between users of the system
  • Chat server administration
  • Broadcast messages
  • Group chat
  • Offline messages
  • Transfer files over LAN

All system users can access the chat using their own credentials.

Note

If NethServer is bound to a remote Active Directory account provider a dedicated user account in AD is required by the module to be fully operational! See Join an existing Active Directory domain.

Client

Jabber clients are available for all desktop and mobile platforms.

Some widespread clients:

  • Pidgin is available for Windows and Linux
  • Adium for Mac OS X
  • BeejibelIM for Android and iOS, Xabber only for Android

When you configure the client, make sure TLS (or SSL) is enabled. Enter the user name and the domain of the machine.

If NethServer is also the DNS server of the network, the client should automatically find the server’s address through special pre-configured DNS records. Otherwise, specify the server address in the advanced options.

Administrators

All users within the group jabberadmins are considered administrators of the chat server.

Administrators can:

  • Send broadcast messages
  • Check the status of connected users

The group jabberadmins is configurable from Groups page.