Create Your Own Instant Messaging/Chat Server Using “Openfire” And “Spark” in Linux
With the invent of the Internet, the way of communication revolutionized, a long ago. E-mail replaced traditional postal mail. The email was fast still there were some bottlenecks. One would not know if the person on the other end is online or not, hence email was a fast way of communication than postal mail but its constraints gave way to Instant Messaging (IM).
Instant Messaging like America Online (AOL) and CompuServe get famous much before Internet gets famous. We all have used and still using IM in our day-to-day life. Especially, among Young generation, IM is very famous. How about setting our own chat server? Let’s do it with an open-source and cross-platform application called Openfire.