pidgin and VPN issues.

Phil Hannent phil at
Tue Apr 16 09:37:30 EDT 2013


Do you actually need Pidgins traffic to do down the VPN? Because you can
stop the VPN from becoming the default route for all traffic and only set
it to be the route for your companies servers.

If that is the case you can change the IPv4 Settings for the VPN and press
the "Routes..." button. Tick the box "Use this connection only for
resources on its network" then add the network address range of your
company network "" for example.

Phil Hannent

On 16 April 2013 14:32, Richard Allen <ra at> wrote:

> Hello all,
> I'm using pidgin on Fedora 18 (This was also an issue in 17).    My work
> requires me to fire up multiple VPN profiles each day.  Normally this is
> fine.  However when disengaging the VPN pidgin tends to lock up.  This
> happens both with Cisco compatible (vpnc) profiles and also Anyconnect
> profiles.    I use network manager for all VPN needs.
> When pidgin is frozen, there is no indication in the GUI (i.e. I dont
> notice anything) and pidgin is unkillable.   I have to use kill -9 to stop
> it.
> Is this a known issue or are there any workarounds?
> Thanks in advance.
> --
> Rikki
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