Pidgin Proxy servers

David Woolley forums at
Wed Nov 28 14:15:13 EST 2012

Leon Goldstein wrote:
> We are adding compliance of IM for our clients and our compliance 
> company is stating that pidgin does not work well with proxy servers. 

I didn't understand "compliance" on the first reading.  The question was 
compliance with what?  I presume you mean some financial trading rules 
that require all communications to be logged, and not the payment card 
industry rules that require some things should never be logged!

I wonder if the issue with Pidgin is that, being a multi-protocol 
client, some of the protocols won't be known to the man in the middle 
software, and the security architecture of some of them may be badly 
compromised even though the user is aware of the man in the middle, e.g. 
login credentials may be compromised.

David Woolley
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