[Pidgin] #485: MSN connection problem

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Tue Jan 22 15:20:51 EST 2008

#485: MSN connection problem
  Reporter:  ravennolonger  |       Owner:  nosnilmot
      Type:  defect         |      Status:  reopened 
  Priority:  minor          |   Milestone:  2.4.0    
 Component:  MSN            |     Version:  2.0.2    
Resolution:                 |    Keywords:           
   Pending:  0              |  
Comment (by leighahall):

 Replying to [comment:16 datallah]:
 > It is actually a network problem.  Pidgin is unable to connect to
 `messenger.hotmail.com` on port 1863 - that is the source of the problem.
 That the native client can still connect means that it is using one of the
 fallback connection methods for restrictive networks.  Pidgin doesn't do
 this automatically, but you can try the "HTTP Method" checkbox in the
 "Advanced" section of the account setup to see if that'll let you connect.

 thanks for your help.  the HTML method doesn't work either.  here is the
 debug output in case you want to see it

 Connecting to account xxxxxxxx at hotmail.com/home
 (20:15:06) connection: Connecting. gc = 0457DB48
 (20:15:06) msn: new httpconn (036158C8)
 (20:15:06) purple_url_encode: assertion `str != NULL' failed
 (20:15:06) dnsquery: Performing DNS lookup for
 (20:15:06) msn: C: NS 000: VER 1 MSNP9 MSNP8 CVR0
 (20:15:06) dnsquery: IP resolved for gateway.messenger.hotmail.com
 (20:15:06) proxy: Attempting connection to
 (20:15:06) proxy: Connecting to gateway.messenger.hotmail.com:80 with no
 (20:15:06) proxy: Connection in progress
 (20:15:06) proxy: Connected to gateway.messenger.hotmail.com:80.
 (20:15:07) msn: Connection error from Notification server
 (gateway.messenger.hotmail.com): Reading error
 (20:15:07) msn: C: NS 000: OUT
 (20:15:07) account: Disconnecting account 01378FD0
 (20:15:07) connection: Disconnecting connection 0457DB48
 (20:15:07) msn: destroy httpconn (036158C8)

 I have a working theory that this may be related to Belkin routers.  have
 you experienced anything similar?  I have just switched from a zoom x6
 that allowed messenger to work fine for all clients, but now with the
 belkin 54g I have these problems...do you have any ideas around this?  I
 have tried playing with the MTU settings on my linux box, but without
 success :(

 Thanks, Leigh

Ticket URL: <http://developer.pidgin.im/ticket/485#comment:17>
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