I received a request from family members to be able to use Instant Messaging on a private server. I never installed a jabber daemon and if you have a look on http://www.jabber.org you'll see that a lot are existing ... Thanks to X-Tend's people advice i installed (very quickly) OpenFire . It exists already in a RPM format so i didn't have to build it. You can have your own jabberd running in 5 minutes and it has a lot of features, like different kind of authentication, different databases backend, etc .. it even has a plugin to act as a gateway for other IM systems, like IRC, AIM etc .... I was really impressed ... and the Admin console will make gui admins really happy :o)