problems pidgin with ltsp server

David Van Assche dvanassche at
Sun Jan 18 09:49:33 GMT 2009

Hi Uwe,
   You are probably best off installing a jabber server on the LTSP
server and routing all the kids chat sessions through that. Local
connections tend to drop off after 15-20 concurrent users. I use
ejabberd for xmpp (jabber) connections, and using a client like
empathy u can even do video/audio chat across the local network.

kind Regards,
David Van Assche

On Sat, Jan 17, 2009 at 11:26 AM, uwe <uwe.geercken at> wrote:
> hello everybody,
> I have one ltsp 5 server at school and 15 kids. I wanted to introduce
> them to using pidgin via the bonjour protokol for chating with each
> other.
> so I was walking around to each kid - one by one - to set there session
> up. after the 10th computer, the kids where not able to connect anymore.
> I don't have the exact error message, but if I remember well it reported
> a socket/port error. also, rebooting the thin clients did not help.
> those who worked also continued to work properly.
> I also started pidgin from the terminal to see if there were any further
> error messages appearing but there weren't.
> has somebody an idea?
> thanks,
> uwe
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