Pidgin - Suspiciously uploading data?

Ethan Blanton elb at
Sun May 23 15:11:15 EDT 2010

Lauritz Vesteraas Thaulow spake unto us the following wisdom:
> There's a little group of people on the Ubuntu forums wondering why
> pidgin regularly uploads a sizeable amount of data to the msn servers,
> even when not chatting with anyone.

One of the more MSN-savvy devs will have to comment on this, but I
suspect it is related to our known inefficient buddy list transfers on

> Quoting one poster:
>   "wireshark says i'm sending and recieveing lots of msnms packets
>    between me and which will lookup to 
>    by2msg4010605.phx.gbl.

Note that this is an MSN address, they're just incompetent, among
other things, to configure their DNS.  Other addresses in this block
(e.g., resolve to addresses.


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