Problems with MSN protocol ...

Mauro Sergio Ferreira Brasil mauro.brasil at
Thu May 21 07:55:36 EDT 2009

Hi Felipe!

Thanks for your comments and initiative, but unfortunatelly I'll need to 
prioritize the use of current plugin version supported by Pidgin/libpurple.

To make things short I just said that "we work with an open-source 
app..." but the real condition is that we provide maintenance to this 
application to a different company and, although this is not a final 
decision, they want to give a first shot to official version of this 
protocol plugin.

Anyway, I'll keep your good offer on mind.

Thanks again and best regards,

Felipe Contreras escreveu:
> On Tue, May 19, 2009 at 3:19 PM, Mauro Sergio Ferreira Brasil
> <mauro.brasil at> wrote:
>> Hello there!
>> We work here with an open-source application that uses libpurple as Instant
>> Messaging infraestructure, and our users are experiencing very regular
>> connection problems with MSN protocol for about 1 week or more.
>> They did tests with Pidgin as well and notice the same condition although
>> the official Live Messenger client don't seems to show any problems.
>> I've searched the bugtracker and found some indication of the errors that
>> occurr mainly with switchboard, notification and contact list servers.
>> I have appended a log created by our application that in fact dumps the logs
>> generated by libpurple, and the main points that should be considered are:
>> 1- "ERROR - nss: Handshake failed  (-5961)" - indicates a failure during
>> access on contact list server;
>> 2- "ERROR - msn: Connection error from XXX server" - indicates failure on
>> XXX server that can be Notification or Switchboard;
>> I don't have a glue about the causes of the second condition, but the change
>> of contact list server from "" to ""
>> that occurred short time ago maybe can be the reason and the solution to
>> first condition.
>> Do you guys have any ideas or suggestions on how to fix those problems or
>> updates about what is being done on this matter ?
> If you try msn-pecan I'll be glad to investigate those issues (maybe
> they are even solved :).
> For 1) I've been planning to replace the nexus authentication. The
> code is several years old and it's probably riddled with bugs.
> For 2) at least msn-pecan has much better error reporting so you can
> actually see the details about the error you get.
> Cheers.

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