I’m new to Openfire, and I just got it running and setup with several Spark clients as a test. The reason I started looking at Openfire and Spark was because I saw that aside from being very practical as an Internal-Only IM system, it also has Broadcast capabilities.
One thing that I need, however, is a simplified way of sending broadcast messages. What I was envisioning was something like a Perl script that could send a broadcast message on behalf of the user (username, password, and message could be hard-coded). I found several different threads on this site (http://www.igniterealtime.org/community/message/133091 and http://www.igniterealtime.org/community/docs/DOC-1121), however I can’t seem to get either to work. After adjusting the required variables, I simply get a Cookie error, and it shows the expiry date as being 01-01-1970.
The main reason for this is to have a combination of IM/Panic alert (user can chat normally, but if they very quickly need to get the attention of everyone on the system, they can double-click an icon on their desktop and the message is sent, so that they don’t have to take the time to type it out).
Are there any current solutions that can do what I need? It should be noted that I’m not a programmer, and only have very basic knowledge of Perl, and really none of Java.
Thanks in advance,