pidgin and VPN issues.

Matthias Apitz guru at
Thu Apr 18 03:00:33 EDT 2013

El día Wednesday, April 17, 2013 a las 11:39:17PM -0700, Mark Doliner escribió:

> On Tue, Apr 16, 2013 at 6:32 AM, Richard Allen <ra at> wrote:
> > 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?

IMHO this sounds like established TCP connections are terminated by the
VPN down/change and some layer in pidgin is waiting (for ever) for a
response. One could watch with TCPDUMP if this is true.

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