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Icon 1 posted January 14, 2008 17:01      Profile for password   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
i would like to know if there is a free domain hosting website i can use to host a simple java telnet chat server i have. the reason for this question is that me and my friends are trying to make it connect across the world wide web, but because none of us have a public IP this is proving to be quite a problem. any suggestions?

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Icon 1 posted January 14, 2008 19:15      Profile for GrumpySteen     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Just connect to an IRC server and make your own channel.

If you don't know how, do a Google search and you'll find tons of documents on it.

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Icon 1 posted January 14, 2008 20:10      Profile for maximile   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
IRC is definitely one way to go. If there's just a few of you (2-4), you could also get a free Campfire account and use that (which has the advantage of no need to install software). Or if you're determined to use some crazy telnet thing then you could investigate DynDNS.
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Icon 1 posted January 15, 2008 18:13      Profile for password   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
what is Campfire exactly? their website makes it quite unclear, the particular reason that i am interested in the telnet idea, is because we are running all of this on school issued laptops that we are unable to install software on. the reason we can use telnet is that windows has a built in telnet client and we are using a simple server to chat.

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Icon 1 posted January 15, 2008 18:45      Profile for maximile   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
The page I linked to wasn't the home page. It explains what it is on the home page.
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Icon 1 posted January 15, 2008 20:46      Profile for password   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
that seems like too much trouble, the system we have works for now, i was just looking for a way to make the system we have now work on a wan instead of just a lan.

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Icon 1 posted January 16, 2008 17:31      Profile for GrumpySteen     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Assuming you're dealing with Windows systems, just install mIRC on your computer, then copy the executable to a USB drive. Plug that drive into a USB port on the school computer and run the executable. It will create .ini files and such and run just fine without being installed.

There's probably a similar app for Macs, but you'll have to hunt that down yourself.

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Icon 1 posted January 16, 2008 18:37      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Why not just use Gmail chat?

They added group chat a few weeks ago.

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Icon 1 posted January 17, 2008 17:35      Profile for password   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
they have had group chat for over a month, it was just very difficult to find and utilize. we don't use GMAIL because it is blocked. the reason we are using a weird roundabout way in the first place is because most things are blocked. as for the #IRC i am considering it, but all the help sites i have visited have been... less than helpful. any suggestions would be appreciated (or a link to a good IRC help site.)

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Icon 1 posted January 17, 2008 17:40      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
irchelp.org isn't helpful? That's a longtime standby.

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Icon 1 posted January 17, 2008 17:46      Profile for password   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
this help is wonderful and all, but i am still cloudy as to how one would go about acquiring an IRC channel.

EDIT: i have just discovered that IRC is completely and utterly useless to me an my fellow compatriots (i like big words). the reason for this being it requires a windows firewall exception. this is one of the largest problems for us to begin with. so sorry steen but #IRC is a no go.

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Icon 1 posted January 21, 2008 15:27      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
BTW, this sounds like it's horribly insecure, but....
http://lifehacker.com/347098/create-disposable-chat-rooms-with-chatmaker

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