Paladyn Chat page This page is intended for people who have a username and password.

It is a hand written page, mostly just a framework for the Javascript Chat program which you should see in the bottom right of this page.

I hope to write more about Internet Chat on my blog at at some stage as that is easier to update.

About Internet Chat

I agree with the opions expressed at so I created a free Internet Chat account on one of the systems described below. It only took a few minutes.

Being interested in such technical things I then created my own XMPP (Internet Chat) server. It took me less than a day to set up, so should be well within the capabilities of any university or company with an IT Department.

Security and Privacy

XMPP servers are Federated - talking to each other over secure links, my server serves two groups (effectively two servers). - for members of Oxford Phab club - here is its XMPP Score score - personal server for friends and family - here is its XMPP score score

Internet Chat accounts

If you are interested in a free Internet Chat account, there are plenty available, for example at

Internet Chat Clients

You can have a basic Internet Chat using a web browser and a web based chat server, but if you install a program on your computer or phone you may - depending on the program you install, and the capabilities of the program being used by the person you are chatting to - be able to send files and pictures, and have voice, or even video conversations.

There are Internet Chat (XMPP) programs to run on just about every kind of computer. There is a list at where you will probably find one which will run on your computer, or smartphone, or tablet.

I use Pidin and Gajim on my Linux Desktop, though both work under Windows too.

I use Conversations on my Android mobile phone.

My sister has an iPad, which worked with Monal, although on the iPhone it did not successfully connect to my Prosody server.