XMPP Connection

Mark Doliner mark at kingant.net
Fri Jan 8 20:07:50 EST 2010

On Fri, Jan 8, 2010 at 4:40 PM, Michael Stevenson
<michael_stevenson at hotmail.com> wrote:
> The only thing I have change in the last 3 days is my wireless router but things don't make sense as my Hotmail and yahoo accounts still operate without any issues.


> (08:37:44) dnssrv: querying SRV record for gmail.com: _xmpp-client._TCP.gmail.com
> (08:37:59) dnssrv: Couldn't look up SRV record. This operation returned because the timeout period expired. (1460).
> (08:37:59) dnsquery: Performing DNS lookup for gmail.com
> (08:37:59) dnsquery: IP resolved for gmail.com
> (08:37:59) proxy: Attempting connection to
> (08:37:59) proxy: Connecting to gmail.com:5222 with no proxy
> (08:38:20) proxy: Connecting to gmail.com:5222.
> (08:38:20) proxy: Error connecting to gmail.com:5222 (Connection timed out.).
> (08:38:20) proxy: Connection attempt failed: Connection timed out.

I believe the problem is that the DNS SRV record failed (possibly
because your new router is "taking care of" DNS queries on its own,
and doesn't properly handle DNS SRV requests), and so Pidgin attempts
to connect to gmail.com, which is incorrect.

You could try to figure out why the DNS SRV lookup failed, or you
could modify your Google Talk account and, on the Advanced tab, set
connect server to talk.google.com


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