Authenticating with's X service

Eion Robb eion at
Mon Nov 21 12:37:03 EST 2022

Hi again,

Glad you got it going :)

The "enable keepalives" option is from a different plugin that lets you
turn off keepalives that are normally forced on in different protocol
plugins, to deal with unusual or problematic irc and XMPP servers. You
probably wouldnt normally need it :)


On Tue, 22 Nov 2022, 06:12 Kourosh P., <kourosh at> wrote:

> Hi Eion,
> Thank you for your reply. Yes I did figure that out, I am on openSUSE and
> got the plugin installed.
> I saw that you had an option called "Enable Keepalives", which plugin does
> that belong to?  I wonder if the settings you suggested will activate if
> there is a netsplit or server reconnect.
> Thank you,
> Kourosh
> On Mon., Nov. 21, 2022, 01:56 Eion Robb, <eion at> wrote:
>> Hi Kourosh,
>> You might find that there's a purple-plugin-pack package in the repo of
>> whichever distro you're using.  Otherwise, I believe extracting the tar.gz
>> and running ./configure && make && make install is needed.
>> Cheers,
>> Eion
>> On Mon, 21 Nov 2022 at 10:23, Kourosh P. <kourosh at>
>> wrote:
>>> Thank you Eion for your reply,
>>> How do I "install" irc-helper on a Linux based system? Do I extract the
>>> *tar.gz file and put it somewhere?
>>> Thank you,
>>> Kourosh
>>> On Sun., Nov. 20, 2022, 14:50 Eion Robb, <eion at> wrote:
>>>> Hi there,
>>>> After playing around with a few options, I've found the best way to
>>>> auth with undernet is to use the irc-helper plugin (in the
>>>> purple-plugin-pack) which enables extra options in the 'Advanced' tab on
>>>> the account.  After setting SASL details and Auth/nick details, it logs in
>>>> and authenticates without needing to do any buddy pounces.  My account
>>>> settings ended up looking like
>>>> Hope that helps!
>>>> Cheers,
>>>> Eion
>>>> On Mon, 21 Nov 2022 at 05:58, Kourosh P. <kourosh at>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>> Dear Pidgin support,
>>>>> Thank you for an amazing app.
>>>>> I am a new user with Pidgin. For the life of me I have been trying to
>>>>> figure out how to use the's X service with the Buddy
>>>>> Pounce in
>>>>> Pidgin. Following the instructions on "How do I authenticate/identify
>>>>> with
>>>>> a buddy pounce..." every time I connect to the server, X asks "To use
>>>>> LOGIN, you must /msg X at".
>>>>> How do I incorporate that in the Buddy Pounce settings as the Pidgin
>>>>> website indicates not to use "/msg ...." ? I have even tried to add the
>>>>> Buddy name as X at instead of X but no success.
>>>>> Would appreciate your guidance.
>>>>> Thank you in advance,
>>>>> Kourosh
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