On 7/10/07, Ron Dorman <rwd at csi1st.net> wrote: > I have busted 5-6 hours reading features, requirements, etc. for chat > servers and forums on google. Now I'm asking the community for their > opinions on chat servers/forums. > > Our client needs software to run on their server, allowing distributors, > resellers and users to discuss the company products. > > 1. we need 1-20 rooms/topics (1 room/topic per product, growing) > 2. Linux or Windows server (current site is on Windows) > 3. price is not an issue, but needs to be reasonable > 4. currently support for 300+ users, growing quickly to as many as > 8000-9000 within a year > 5. stable and reasonably fast > 6. no user side client needed (must be usable via http/html/xhtml) > 7. would be nice if chats (if chat room is chosen) could be saved and > presented in a forum style format/application for searching > 8. arguments for using forum software vs. real time chat, or real time > chat vs. forum, appreciated > > I believe many of you have delivered, and supported, such applications > for your clients (some of you may be the clients using such > applications) and I am looking for the reality of your experiences to > help me make a good choice for this client. > > Thank You, > Ron D. As much as I hate meebo rooms, it does sound like what you're looking for. The meebo (web-based) client can operate over SSL (between client and meebo servers, at least), as well. http://www.meebome.com/learnmore.html https://wwwm.meebo.com/rooms/ https://wwwm.meebo.com/rooms/about/ -- Matt Warden Cincinnati, OH, USA http://mattwarden.com This email proudly and graciously contributes to entropy.