DimDim, really stupid name, really really cool product!

I have been on the lookout for an opensource webex\video confrencing tool and finally ran across DimDim. It is really slick!

I did an import of the virtual machine into our ESX environment (it complained about an error but appears to work). Then using the instructions here

I was able to give it a static address and was off an running!

Here is a copy of the post for my history


I’m trying to find something I can implement on my own servers.  Then I noticed they have a Vmware appliance version so I decided I would download it and give it a shot.

At first I can ping the vm from my laptop but not from another pc on my network .  So I need to troubleshoot the networking first by running ifconfig eth0 to see what the IP is.  I see it’s assigned

Going to try and manually set the IP

vi /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0








now press esc and :wq to save changes and quit

going to edit the hostname now

vi /etc/resolv.conf

next edit the gateway

vi /etc/sysconfig/network

and restart the network service

service network restart

Have to push the IP address to all the settings within Dimdim

cd /usr/local/dimdim
./ 80

When I tried to login to all I’m getting is a little cherry icon in the top left hand corner.  After searching the blogs I found a fix

I had to edit this file


and add this to the end of it

# Added by Stephan for…p?t=560&page=2

Just as a note here I had to change my port # to 8080 because my ISP at home blocks access to port 80. I also had to NAT port 8080 and 1935 on my firewall to allow it to work from the outside.


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