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1. Introduction

This is the Linux NETMEETING HOWTO; it describes how to configure Linux for interoperation with Microsoft NetMeeting. The latest copy of this document is available at http://www.freesoft.org/software/NetMeeting or from the Linux Documentation Project. is a mailing list to discuss Linux NetMeeting interoperation; consult its archive if you have questions unanswered in this HOWTO.

NetMeeting is Microsoft's client implementation of the H.323 international standard teleconferencing protocol suite, providing audio and video conferencing over an IP network. NetMeeting also implements the T.120 protocol suite, providing shared whiteboard, file transfer and application sharing. As an extension, LDAP is used for directory service. NetMeeting is included in Windows 2000 and is freely available for download from http://www.microsoft.com/windows/netmeeting for Windows 95, 98, and NT.

Linux software is presently (October 2000) available to support H.323 (both audio and video) and LDAP directory service, but not T.120 shared whiteboard, file transfer, or application sharing.

If you don't know anything about H.323, I recommend these links:

If you don't know anything about LDAP, I recommend these links:

If you have other links to recommend, or other suggestions for improving this document, please email me at , or even better email