Best private server to replace MSN/WLM?

Tres Finocchiaro tres.finocchiaro at
Mon Aug 12 22:42:37 EDT 2013

Also... For flat networks, Bonjour is a good temp server-less solution
until you get a new server running.  Doesn't work too well across separate
networks though.
On Aug 12, 2013 10:25 PM, "Michael Secord" <gizmokid2005 at> wrote:

> On Aug 12, 2013 4:54 PM, <pidgin at> wrote:
> >
> > Hi. I'm looking for suggestions for the best private, open source, and
> free
> > chat server to use with Pidgin, preferably one that supports file
> tranfers
> > and offline messaging, if any. The server would be on linux and the
> clients
> > are all win 7. I can't seem to find that sort of simple intel browsing
> > around the web and I assume there must be people here doing the same.
> Personally, I'd suggest something XMPP based like openfire. They have
> servers for both *nix and windows, at least win setup was very
> straightforward and pidgin worked without issues. Pair that with something
> like OTR and secure ports/protocol and you should be pretty set I imagine.
> >
> > I used Pidgin and MSN for personal inter-office chatting. MSN has been
> 100%
> > dead for us for about a week now so it's time to replace it. I don't
> have to
> > connect to anyone on the outside. I emailed Oracle tech support but they
> > have never heard of Pidgin. Just kidding ;)
> We're sorry, our internal policies forbid us from recognizing any humor,
> but hey, it's just policy! ROFLCOPTER!
> -Michael
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