#3 messenger / winpopup replacement

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2008-05-25
2007-08-15
M^3
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It would be awesome if there was an extension for snarl to replace the messenger service or winpopup.

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  • Chris "Stan" Peel

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    There is a Snarl extension for MSN Messenger but I'm not sure how current it is. I'm not sure what you mean by "winpopup" - can you elaborate?

     
  • Chris "Stan" Peel

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  • M^3

    M^3 - 2008-05-27

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    it was called winpopup.exe on win95/98/me, it runs as a service (messenger in the service list) on win2k and higher. It is used for server messages for computers on a domain and can also be used for station to station chat or to send notifications via script to a user or workstation. (in a cmd window: net send {name | * | /domain[:name] | /users} message)
    ms-its:C:\WINDOWS\Help\ntcmds.chm::/net_send.htm

    the service is often disabled because it is sometimes used for spam if a computer is directly attached to the computer.

     
  • Chris "Stan" Peel

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    Understood. I'm not sure about replicating the messenger service (although this should be possible) but certainly Snarl-to-Snarl comms will be possible using the Growl TCP/IP scheme. This is slated for the next major release after 2.0.

     
  • Burov Dmitry

    Burov Dmitry - 2010-04-16

    no-no-no, it is not related to any modern IM.
    It is like old-fashion local-local-LAN tools, ike NetWriter

    and it sometimes looks like demo of Microsoft network stack (remember NetBIOS and Named Pipes, years before TCP/IP star risen?), however build into OS and sometimes used still.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MailSlot
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messenger_service

     

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