Pidgin and SLL

Stu Tomlinson stu at
Tue Jun 19 08:54:05 EDT 2007

On Tue, 2007-06-19 at 12:20 +0200, Alvarez, Daniel wrote:
> Hi all,
> I built pidgin 2.0.2 sources in Ubuntu Feisty with gnutls option
> enabled in the configure script. I checked the runtime links regarding
> to SSL as specified in the FAQ and everything seems to be correct.
> However, when I log into my amsn account and sniff the network
> traffic to see what's going on, I can see all my MSN traffic in
> plaintext. 

MSN only uses SSL for the authentication phase of connecting. Actual IMs
etc. are sent in the clear.



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