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Fetchmail Part II
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Windows networks: Samba
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Webalizer
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LinPopUp is the name of the Linux version of WinPopUp, a small tool which sends and receives short messages inside a WINDOWS network.


If you use a Linux computer inside a WINDOWS network, you feel alone and disconnected because you are not able to use NetMeeting or WinPopUp. LinPopUp, coded by Jean-Marc Jaquet, provides a Linux replacement for WinPopUp. 

The program functions like the WINDOWS version but looks much better. 

Screenshot

A working Samba server on the Linux computer is necessary for using LinPopUp. Because of better security and comparability, samba 2.0 or higher is recommended. You must add the following entry into the samba configuration file smb.conf in the part [global].
 

File /usr/local/samba/lib/smb.conf or /etc/smb.conf
 [global]
 message command = /usr/local/bin/LinPopUp  "%f" "%m" %s; rm %s
 ; Add this to the other settings in [global]

To receive mail it is not necessary to keep LinPopUp running, unlike the WINDOWS version. Plus, if you are not logged in you still receive your mail.
It is recommended that you start the program automatically along with your window manager if you want to be informed about new messages at once. To keep your virtual desktop free you should add the option -min to your call and LinPopUp starts iconified. If you have received messages, the window would open automatically.

The program is available at http://www.littleigloo.org/ .

 
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