PURPOSE OF THE PROJECT
This Project Entitled as ‘INTRANET CHATTING’ is used basically for chatting purpose with the remote clients or users on Internet or local networks. Here in this project a java client / server combination is used to chat with remote users. When a Client wants to chat with a user on a remote host, he sends a request to the Server with a identification name like chat-id, the server responds to the request by identifying the client-id which is already registered in the server domain and when matched his request is granted and the client can begin to chat with the remote users present on the internet or local network.
The power of Internet is such that it integrates together LANs located across diverse software and hardware forms into a single large communication network that spans the globe. The client needs to have a client software such as Netscape Navigator or Internet Explorer to retrieve information as well as chat on the
www. WWW is referred to as Netsurfing. And it supports chatting, text, video and audio.
The benefit of using “INTRANET CHATTING” over other chatting tools is that, with the help of java, the programmer can create applet applications which can be use the internet as a server. Applets are machine independent and so java programs can run on any computer on the internet.
The term client/server is used in the context of networking, what it actually means.
It is important to understand the terms client/server because the INTRANET CHATTTING project is supported completely by client/server model. A server is anything that has some resource that can be shared. There are compute servers, which provide computing power, web servers, which store web pages. A client is simply any other entity that wants to gain access to a particular server. The interaction between client\server is like an interaction between an electrical socket and a lamp. The server is a permanently available resource while client is free to “unplug” after it has been served.
The program's premier feature is its whiteboard drawing utility. You can draw freehand, do circles, squares, lines, text, or paste image files to the canvas. This is ideal when users want to "sketch" concepts for one another. Users can interact publicly with everyone else on the server, or they can chat/draw privately using java Chat's "whisper mode". Users can create and manage chat rooms, which can be either "public" or "private". The server will also store and manage answering machine-style messages for users who aren't online, and instant messages can be sent to those who are. Additionally, users who aren't watching their screens can be paged with sound.
PROBLEMS EXISTING IN SYSTEM
Have u ever thought that we can chat with people residing At far of places i.e., remote chatting around the world now we can do this, that’s what technology is all about and u will be surprised that u can chat with people all over the globe just sitting at your PC, sounds interesting yes!, just at the click of a button u can communicate and share information between different users who are present on their terminals at the time you logged in. All this can be done through a program called ‘CHAT’ and the project ‘INTRANET CHATTING’ is all about chatting.
The program is called Chat, when you are Chatting, everything you type will instantly be transmitted around the world to other users that might be watching their terminals at the time. They can then type something and respond to your messages, and vice versa. Chatting is based on a client-server model. Clients are programs that connect to a server; a server is a program that transports data, (messages), from a user client to another. There are clients running on many different systems that allow you to connect to a Chat server. Currently most of the current Chat applications are text based and few are capable of transferring tiny images, but there lacks a Chat system for the technical people who can chat as well as they can represent their ideas in the form of drawing the pictures online. Many vendors distribute even these technologies separately but to obtain these features at one system will be the haunting task.
So what should we do and how should we solve the problem that even the technical people are benefited by this chatting technology.
Through current chatting technologies we are able to send only text
Based messages to people and tiny images, but this type of chatting is not helping the technical people to work efficiently when the question of sending big pictures like say business plans to the customers that is the business clients to approve of the plan or the client project, imagine big business plans and deals getting approved through chatting and large business projects started, how beneficial it will be to the technical people as well the client on the other side. Let’s see how to solve this problem.
SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEM
To solve the inconveniences as mentioned above, an “INTRANET CHATTING” is proposed. The proposed system’s premier feature is its whiteboard drawing utility. You can draw freehand, do circles, squares, lines, text, or paste image files to the canvas. This is ideal when users want to "sketch" concepts for one another. This feature of “INTRANET CHATTING” can be a boon for the technical people who want to share their ideas or concepts in the pictorial form. This system includes the facilities of traditional chat servers and clients like providing a window for each Other user, Whisper chat, multiple chat rooms etc. With the help of the ‘WHITE BOARD’ drawing utility now the technical people can carry out their tasks easily and can share their big picture plans regarding their business to the clients, exchange ideas and concepts and many more things, basically exchange as well as share the information along with the using the drawing utility even long conversations can be made between two users which may be important business meetings or deals to be sanctioned and all this is carried out with the support of applets with the help of image based web menu images can be transferred.
Scope of the project
WWW is called the World Wide Web. WWW supports many kinds of text, pictures, video and audio. WWW resources through a web browser which basically a program that runs on the internet.
There are two kinds of browsers 1) text only browsers and 2) graphical browsers. Graphical browsers like Netscape Navigator and Internet Explorer are popular. These browsers provide you Inline images, fonts & document layouts. When you access a WWW server, the document is transferred to your computer and then the connection is terminated.
The World Wide Web is a network of information, accessible via an easy-to-use interface. The information is often presented in hypertext or multimedia and provided by servers located around the world. The usability of the Web depends largely on the performance of these servers.
This application is a Java client/server combination, which can be used to chat over the Internet or local networks
With these features and with the advent of WWW, Web browsers and with “INTRANET CHATTING”, Internet has become the media of applications.
We can use “INTRANET CHATTING” for following activities:
To exchange information and converse with friends and family.
To participate in group discussions through public news bulletin board.
Access business while at home.
Communicate and collaborate through pictures and images.
At any given point of time, up-to-date information is provided.
HARWARE AND SOFWARE SPECIFICATION
The proposed system should have the following features.
The Chat Server and Client’s Interface should be as simple as possible so that they can be configured even by a naïve user.
Server should maintain a list of Clients and list of the clients who are currently on line.
Server should be able to create facility for one to one communication and multiple user communication at once.
Users can able to share their ideas by drawing.
A user can able to save the chatting information if he feels conversation is important.