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Date:      Tue, 8 Dec 2009 16:10:32 -0800
From:      Kurt Buff <kurt.buff@gmail.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: OTish: Alternative to MS Live?
Message-ID:  <a9f4a3860912081610t39490d9bq9832b849a7ed329d@mail.gmail.com>
In-Reply-To: <200912081803.48717.dyioulos@firstbhph.com>
References:  <a9f4a3860912081450m6073bd37xd50b71b37028b03a@mail.gmail.com> <200912081803.48717.dyioulos@firstbhph.com>

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On Tue, Dec 8, 2009 at 15:03, Dimitri Yioulos <dyioulos@firstbhph.com> wrote:
> On Tuesday 08 December 2009 5:50:46 pm Kurt Buff
> wrote:
>> All,
>>
>> Our new CEO wants me to poke holes in the
>> firewall and install the MS client on a number
>> of desktops to facilitate IM/videoconferencing
>> for this.
>>
>> That makes me vaguely nauseous, for several
>> security reasons (the client is historically
>> vulnerable, poking holes in firewalls is risky,
>> and internal corporate communications should
>> stay internal - that'll do for a start...)
>>
>> I'm looking to stick an IM/Videoconference
>> system in a DMZ instead.
>>
>> Does anyone know of a good alternative -
>> preferably with a web interface, though that's
>> not absolutely required?
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> Kurt
>> _______________________________________________
>
>
> Others may come up with better solutions, but you
> might want to look at OpenFire for your IM needs
> (I use it in my shop; it's secure and works
> great), and maybe dimdim for vidconf (both
> hosted - free for up to 20 conferees, and locally
> installed options).
>
> Dimitri

The locally installed option would be what I'm interested in. I'll
check those out.

Thanks.

Kurt



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