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is it careless to host chat server via pc connected to work network?

Question asked by betamaxdk on Nov 25, 2015
Latest reply on Nov 26, 2015 by betamaxdk

I tried installing Openfire on my work pc because I wanted a chat solution for my office (5 pcs) and I figured it was "safer" to host it locally than to try and find some secure server online. After installing to c:/openfire and initial setup I couldn't login as admin. Figured it might have something to do with port 9090 being closed or something (not very IT savvy, apologies) so I called my business' IT administrator to hear if he could open this port. He was furious to hear I had installed Openfire as it posed a serious threat to our entire network. Can that be true?