LAN messenger

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A LAN Messenger is a instant messaging program for computers designed for use within a single local area network (LAN).wikipedia
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Instant messaging

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A LAN Messenger is a instant messaging program for computers designed for use within a single local area network (LAN).
A LAN messenger operates in a similar way over a local area network.

File transfer

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Many LAN Messengers offer basics functionality for sending private messages, file transfer, chatrooms and graphical smileys.

Local area network

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A LAN Messenger is a instant messaging program for computers designed for use within a single local area network (LAN).

Comparison of LAN messengers

The following tables compare general and technical information for a number of LAN messengers.

Windows Messenger service

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On Windows, WinPopup was a small utility included with Windows 3.11.

Chat room

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Many LAN Messengers offer basics functionality for sending private messages, file transfer, chatrooms and graphical smileys.

Smiley

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Many LAN Messengers offer basics functionality for sending private messages, file transfer, chatrooms and graphical smileys.

Server (computing)

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The advantage of using a simple LAN messenger over a normal instant messenger is that no active Internet connection or central server is required, and only people inside the firewall will have access to the system.

Unix

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A precursor of LAN Messengers is the Unix talk command, and similar facilities on earlier systems, which enabled multiple users on one host system to directly talk with each other.

Talk (software)

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A precursor of LAN Messengers is the Unix talk command, and similar facilities on earlier systems, which enabled multiple users on one host system to directly talk with each other.

NetWare

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Novell NetWare featured a trivial person-to-person chat program for DOS, which used the [IPX/SPX] protocol suite.

Microsoft Windows

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On Windows, WinPopup was a small utility included with Windows 3.11.

Server Message Block

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WinPopup uses SMB/NetBIOS protocol and was intended to receive and send short text messages.

NetBIOS

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WinPopup uses SMB/NetBIOS protocol and was intended to receive and send short text messages.

Firewall (computing)

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The advantage of using a simple LAN messenger over a normal instant messenger is that no active Internet connection or central server is required, and only people inside the firewall will have access to the system.

IChat

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On Apple's Mac OS X-based computers, the iChat program has allowed LAN messaging over the Bonjour protocol since 2005.

Bonjour (software)

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On Apple's Mac OS X-based computers, the iChat program has allowed LAN messaging over the Bonjour protocol since 2005.

Pidgin (software)

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The multi-protocol messenger Pidgin has support for the Bonjour protocol, including on Windows.

Comparison of cross-platform instant messaging clients

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Decentralized computing

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An example application is LAN messaging which allows users to communicate without a central server.