published 09/08-20 by brinktjofzki
Ludds conference system LuddKOM is based on LysKOM, which is very similar to the old command based BBSs, like TCL, Nikom or NTPro. These BBSs were very popular electronic notice boards before Internet as we know it came into play. Here you can join the meetings you find interesting and debate miscellaneous topics. For example, you can ask for recipes in the meeting "Mat och livsmedel" (As you will notice, most of the meetings are held in swedish, and the same goes for most clients). If someone has the recipe you seek, you will certainly get an answer sooner or later.
Unlike chats (IRC) or instant messaging systems like ICQ, MSN and the likes all posts and comments are saved on the server in a big database, meaning you can ask a question a week later. Quite similar to modern forum software really, except it uses a (usually) commandline client.
This is also where we do much of our internal communication.
Meetings we wholeheartedly recommend:
In order to use LuddKOM you don't have to be a member of Ludd, but it might make things easier, since the suitable clients are already installed on our systems. You can of course install them on any computer you like and access our KOM server from there.
The easiest way to access LuddKOM is to be a member of ludd and
SSH to somewhere (FIXME) and run
However there might be slight coding issues until set up correctly.
Another easy (but maybe not so orthodox) way of accessing the LuddKOM
system is by using the windows client
There are a bunch of other clients out there (check LysKOM's site for some examples), so find the one that suit you the best.
The url to connect to is usually listed inside the client. But if it for some reason is not: The address is: