1. I

    Solved Is electron having build issues again? Signal messaging app missing from latest pkgs.

    As the title asks. Is Electron having compile issues again? I've noticed for the past few weeks that Signal is no longer in the repo. If this is the case, is there an actual, portable Electron alternative that works 1:1? Like MariaDB is to MySQL (although that's just a MySQL comparable server...
  2. Buck

    Cell modem to receive SMS?

    Is there a known tested hardware/software combo, such as a USB dongle modem for example, that could allow for receiving SMS messages on a FreeBSD machine? I don't care much for the format, it could be a text file dump, but something semi-automatic, without the need to write scripts with AT...
  3. JohnnySorocil

    dbus: Failed to authenticate

    I am building new libsignal + signal-cli from source. signal-cli works but not in daemon mode (which uses dbus) % echo $DBUS_SESSION_BUS_PID 28740 % echo $DBUS_SESSION_BUS_ADDRESS unix:path=/tmp/dbus-uz9QtVF3Bh,guid=320c3c663b93e9ebe351dea7634bccd % pgrep -U $(id -u) dbus-daemon 28740 %...
  4. sidetone

    Opensource communication frameworks: XMPP, SIP, AMQP, MQTT, CAP, IAX

    An opensource framework allows interoperable and inter-organizational use between different offerings (or servers). Signal can't be compared in this category, because it is simply an opensource client offered by one provider or organization, and not a standard for interoperable use: it can be...
  5. M

    Signal-Desktop / deltachat-desktop App

    I have just seen that neither the signalapp / Signal-Desktop nor the deltachat-desktop app has been ported to FreeBSD yet. Has anyone already taken a look if it's possible or to run the (Debian-based) Linux binary? Or to run the Windows app with Wine? P.S. I'm not using FreeBSD (waiting for...
  6. Lamia

    Solved ARC conflicts with ARCANIST-PHP

    I can't install clamav antivirus owing to arc and arcanist-php (for mattermost) conflict. Kindly advise pkg-static: arc-5.21p conflicts with arcanist-php73-20210113 (installs files into the same place). Problematic file: /usr/local/bin/arc
  7. sidetone

    XMPP: basics, security, constrained networks

    Core features of XMPP are defined by RFC's, which can be found at Extended features of XMPP are defined by XEP's, which can be found at XMPP is an open standard, rather than open software (it includes plenty of open software as well) The XMPP standard is approved by...
  8. sidetone

    XMPP extensions

    How would one know certain XMPP extensions are enabled? or how would they be enabled? For security, for cool features, and for purposes of reducing overhead on constrained networks. Core specifications carry the same XEP number throughout their entire cycle. Final and Draft extension protocols...
  9. A

    Solved What did you think of the FreeBSD Discord channel

    Love it or hate it, finally FreeBSD is on the Discord! I read the announcement on the Valuable News – 2020/09/28. What do you think of the FreeBSD Discord channel? Please share your thought. Thanks! This is the link to the FreeBSD channel on the Discord:
  10. Mjölnir

    [social media] Community-driven, open (source) alternatives for "FresseBuch", TW;TR, WhatsApe etc.

    AFAIC, good(?) alternatives for the notorious commercial social media sites exist: [social network] FresseBuch, InstaGrab --> ??? [microblogging] TW;TR -->, mastodon sites, sites driven by GNU social [blog] TM;BLR --> ??? [music] --> [Instant-Messaging] What'sApe -->...
  11. sidetone

    How is SIP/SIMPLE for an XMPP alternative?

    How is SIMPLE for an XMPP messaging alternative? Both are accepted IETF open-source standards. XMPP is great, except it has a lot of overhead (sometimes heavy lag) because it uses XML. Is SIMPLE as secure as XMPP?
  12. clawhammer

    is irc from the command line possible?

    Can I run irc from the console without a gui?
  13. Spartrekus

    dedicated terminal hangout IM client

    Hello, Would you know a possible dedicated terminal hangout IM client (google chat)? Finch could be actually made so that it can support hangout (as a port). However finch is definitely too heavy and demands too much things to be compiled. The protocol of hangout is actually not complex to...
  14. S

    Slack plugin for weechat

    Networking seems as good a place as any to post this. For those who use slack, whether by choice or not, I suspect many, like myself, prefer using it with irssi or weechat. At any rate, as of May 15th, 2018, Slack discontinued their irc gateway. I'd seen the announcements, but basically found...
  15. sidetone

    Comparisons of XMPP, Signal, MQTT, Tox, Telegram

    XMPP is said to have a lot of overhead, in part because it uses XML. Also, each message must pass through servers that were used for establishing the connection, rather than more directly afterwards. Telegram markets itself as being very secure, but I've seen past comments that were dubious...
  16. S

    ejabberd problem with postfix -ldap schema

    I setup a mail server with postfix dovecot with openldap. Then I install ejabbered for chat server. when I add postfix schema in my ldif file, the chat server does not work but without it, it works without any problem. the ldif file is: dn: dc=example,dc=com objectClass: dcObject objectClass...
  17. sidetone

    PF Firewall settings for XMPP

    Most of the time when I set up an XMPP / Jabber firewall in PF, others' accounts show, but most messages get blocked. grep xmpp /etc/services gives: xmpp-client 5222 tcp and udp xmpp-server 5269 tcp and udp I added more ports, including those for chat and those based on a search, but...
  18. RandomUser

    There is any FreeBSD chat with is still alive?

    I search IRC channel for FreeBSD where is some people. Is exist something like that?
  19. TzunTzai

    How To: Install a Home Server (net/py-matrix-synapse)

    References & Links: "Matrix is an open standard for interoperable, decentralised, real-time communication over IP. It can be used to power Instant Messaging, VoIP/WebRTC signalling, Internet of Things communication - or anywhere you need a standard HTTP API for...
  20. N

    What tools do FreeBSD users use to communicate and play?

    Microsoft has @outlook, skype and xbox, Linuxoids uses irc, xmpp, some popular e-mail services (and has option to mask it under linux) and has got Steam now (xonotic, etc too), Apple has got @me, iChat (although not popular) and also Steam (+iPhone games). And what FreeBSD ppl use? In my mind...