Platform independant use of kchat
The Linux configuration is simple:
It is useful to insert the hostname and ip in the /etc/hosts.
First you have to install tcp/ip for your network card launch the system
settings chose network...
then chose a ip for your windows host(if you have dynamic ips linux is not able to find you)
Now you should be able to use the programs normally
Maybe that there're some protocol misunderstandings between the platforms please report them.