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Simple Local Network Chat Program [closed]

I'm looking for a chat program that I can run on my corporate workstation that does not need to go outside of the firewall to operate. All communication should be limited to the same subnet ideally ... anything free, lightweight, and with a good chat client available?

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Guest [Entry]

"Pidgin with zeroconf (bonjour) is ideal for this solution.

Otherwise a local Jabber server has a long list of clients that can be used with it, and could be run behind the firewall."
Guest [Entry]

"I'd suggest running Openfire on a spare box (Windows or Linux). It's extremely easy to configure, has plenty of plugins, and includes monitoring and logging functionality out-of-the-box.

I've been running it here for about 3 years on a Windows XP box and our SQL server and it has been rock-solid with about 100 users.

If you need any specific help, feel free to contact me."