get buddy list from Sametime server?

David Woolley forums at
Fri Jan 14 02:44:59 EST 2011

Victor Reiner wrote:
> My company uses Pidgin to access a business partner’s SameTime
+  system.
+ They just told me they are upgrading their infrastructure in 8 days and
+ the user IDs will be changing. The provider says “make sure Pidgin is
+ configured to always pull the buddy list from the server”. Apparently
+ they will be updating the buddy lists automatically. I don’t see an
+ option for this in the account settings. Does Pidgin support always
+ pulling the buddy list from the server? If so how do I configure it?

On other services it does this by default.  The usual complaint is about 
the server resetting local changes.  Have you actually tried it?

David Woolley
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