IM @ Duke - Jabber
OIT offers support for instant messaging, a popular and convenient tool for communication with people at Duke and elsewhere. Although there are many protocols for instant messaging, Duke has chosen the Jabber protocol because of its open-standards-based approach, security and the availability of client software for multiple platforms.
Visit the Jabber Web site for more information.
OIT supports the Pidgin client for the Windows and Linux platforms and the Adium client for the Mac.
- Jabber for Windows
- Jabber for Mac (Adium)
- Jabber for Mac OS X Tiger users looking for A/V chat, click here. (Only Mac OS X version 10.4 or higher supports A/V)
- Jabber for Linux
Locating a User's NetID
For Duke buddies, you must know the person's NetID to add them to your contact list. Follow these steps to locate another Duke user's NetID.
- Go to Online@Duke.
- Under Directories, click the link to Search for: Duke person or department.
- After you authenticate, enter the person's name in the search field and click Search. The person's NetID will be included in the information returned.