Instant Messaging within BarNet with Jabber
BarNet has its own Instant Messaging server, based on Jabber. With it you can send messages to your collegues in your chamber, to the reception and to other people who are using a Jabber based IM client.
The difference between Jabber and other IM protocols is that it is a distributed and open IM system: Instead of being locked in at one provider (AOL, ICQ, MSN) and not being able to reach the other networks, Jabber servers are located inside user networks and are operated by the organisations themselves.
The server is: jabber.barnet.com.au
Installation walkthrough for Exodus
Please select SSL Support and Plugins, so that you don't have to worry later about adding extra features.
After click through several dialogboxes it is installed!
Fill in your BarNet username, use the server jabber.barnet.com.au and your password. Further, mark the boxes Save password and This is a new account.
Next step: logging in.
You're online! But there is nobody there yet.
If you click on the green ball with the + in it, you can add somebody. As contact ID, use their BarNet username: firstname.lastname@example.org. You can give them a nickname and put them in a group.
Of course it doesn't have to be somebody inside BarNet, if you have friends with a Jabber client on different servers you can add them as easily.
Or if somebody else wants to add you his addressbook, you will get a popup like this.
One person available! If you double on the name you will open a chat window with him.
Happy chatting! (don't forget to add your clerk and secretary to your addressbook!)
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