Vincent DEFERT wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> Sorry to arrive late, I just see this post now.
> 
> If your install videoconferencing software on your machine, you have no 
> guarantee your contacts will be able to use the same, or that they'll 
> know how to install it, or even that they'll be allowed to install 
> anything on their PC.

Initial post of thread made clear : _Servers_

> Message-id: <202003211607.02lg6urk015...@fire.js.berklix.net>
> Date: Sat, 21 Mar 2020 17:06:56 +0100
> Any reccomendations of conference / social group party chat server software ?
............................................................. ^^^^^^
> That needs servers.
.............^^^^^^^
> What about bandwidth per user, dont want to impact server hosts
.....................................................^^^^^^


> A much easier solution is to use a server based software.
> 
> You can use a Jitsi-derived solution - a public server is available at 
> https://meet.jit.si/.
> No account creation needed, no administration, just share a URL and 
> you're done.
> 
> You can also deploy this solution on one of your servers, it's open source.

Thanks Yes, Jitsi already mentioned on thread.

> Another similar solution is BigBlueButton.

Thanks, I found:
  https://bigbluebutton.org/
  https://github.com/bigbluebutton/bigbluebutton
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BigBlueButton

> I'm using it to give trainings, it is simple and efficient.
> I use it in conjunction with a VM served through Apache Guacamole for 
> the labs.
> 
> The thing is: your contacts don't need to install anything on their 
> machines (= you don't have to do troubleshooting over the phone), all 
> they need is an HTML5 capable browser.
> 
> And unlike Skype, the quality of sound and video is good and you don't 
> have to register at Microsoft.
> 
> Be it meet.jit.si or BigBlueButton, no ports are available yet, but the 

I wrote earlier: The jitsi port make install & packages run OK,
Ive not tried runnning it.

> need for such solutions hasn't been so pressing before. ;)

A friend who uses video conferencing for work says some commercial servers are
overloading. Good if more of us with servers can support conferencing.
I'm making notes here: http://berklix.org/~jhs/txt/meetings_sw.html

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