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    Default IM - Internal Only?

    I don't want users to be able to setup Yahoo or any other outside IM clients, but internal use would be rather handy for note passing between our various locations and offices.

    Is there a way to set IM for use only?

    Also, auto-populating the Buddy list from the GAL would be nice.

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    For now you can block ports till we make it configurable:
    Service: remote: port 5050, 5150, and 8000 local: 5101 and 1638
    Audio: remote: 5001 local: 1644 and 5000
    File transfer: remote: 1614 local: 80/81/82
    Webcam: remote: 80 local: 1677
    Others: Service: remote: 1455, 5050, 1071, and 1074 local: 8000, 8001, and 1073
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    Realized that won't work entirely because:
    The order in which Yahoo Messenger scans for available ports is:
    1. port 5050
    2. port 80
    3. All available ports
    So might block msg.edit.yahoo.com & edit.messenger.yahoo.com
    Last edited by mmorse; 09-29-2008 at 04:54 PM.

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    But that's the thing, I want to disable any sort of ability for users to IM outside of our company. I want it for Internal Use Only.

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    Sorry, I somehow read that wrong - anyways the attribute is zimbraIMAvailableInteropGateways but it looks like it still has to be implemented:
    attr id="571" name="zimbraIMAvailableInteropGateways" type="string" cardinality="multi" optionalIn="account,cos" flags="accountInfo,accountInherited,domainAdminMod ifiable"
    You could play with interop related files till you find a change that satisfactorily disables without too much of an error, or you could also block msg.yahoo.com at the firewall level if you're trying to prevent the use of YIM all together in your organization.

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    We've done the firewall bit for ICQ, MSN, Yahoo, and so on. I just don't want people seeing the option and whining why it won't work. =)

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    Talking obscure if not disable

    I would like my users to take advantage of the chat feature, but many are unfamiliar with chat and adding a secondary chat server -- for which they have no login -- into the mix is going to be all kinds of confusing for them.

    I voted on the above bug which is apparently for the hook to disable the IM interoperability, but I'm upgrading next week and need a fix now.

    So, in the meantime, I've made the link invisible. This gets the job done enough for now. If you want to keep your link to the offline client you'll have to edit the CSS below.

    Code:
    SKIN_CSS=/opt/zimbra/jetty/webapps/zimbra/skins/_base/base2/skin.css
    
    echo "Disabling the link to Zimbra Desktop (offline version)"
    echo "Disabling the link to Yahoo chat"
    
    cp -p $SKIN_CSS ${SKIN_CSS}.dist
    
    cat <<EOF >>$SKIN_CSS
    /* hack to remove Zimbra Desktop link on advanced web client */
    #skin_td_switch_offline{ display:none; }
    /* hack to remove yahoo chat link from IM tab in advanced web cilent */
    .ZmChatGwIcon { display:none; }
    EOF
    
    cat <<EOF
     You must clear your browser cache (shift+reload)
     and restart jetty to take effect:
         su - zimbra
         zmmailboxdctl stop
         rm -rf /opt/zimbra/jetty/work/*
         zmmailboxdctl start
    EOF

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    Good idea. A quick and dirty solution like this would do the job for the sort term. Unfortunately too many of my users are very computer savvy, thus I have to block ICQ, Yahoo, MSN, Jabber, Meebo, and many others at the firewall.

    We had at one point 100+ hours per week wasted between 10 users. 2 hours a day they were chattin with friends. This is the sort of reason my upper management wants to be very sure that there is no IM outside, or that I just shut it off entirely.

    One other nice option would be to have IM internal, IM external, and IM On/Off capability.
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