[Pidgin] #6231: Bonjour many users on same server message redirection goes wrong

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Wed Jul 16 08:05:35 EDT 2008

#6231: Bonjour many users on same server message redirection goes wrong
  Reporter:  fmarkos  |       Owner:  datallah
      Type:  defect   |      Status:  new     
  Priority:  minor    |   Milestone:          
 Component:  Bonjour  |     Version:  2.4.2   
Resolution:           |    Keywords:          
   Pending:  0        |  
Comment (by datallah):

 Replying to [comment:2 fmarkos]:
 > So the messages are not delivered according to username but according to
 > This might be a Bonjour limitation. If yes, pidgin shouldn't allow you
 to run multiple instances on the same server. (At least it should warn
 > This is a weird behavior. I wish I could trace it's logic, because the
 messages seem to be going to a random user each time. I wonder what rules
 it follows to behave like that.

 Actually, Bonjour presences are in the form of `username at machinename`, so
 it seems like it should be possible to make it work, I need to do some
 more digging.  Basically each user runs a separate local server on a
 different port, so either the wrong port is getting advertised, or we're
 connecting to the wrong port when sending a message to the user.

 When one of the Mac users (using iChat) tries to initiate a chat with one
 of the Pidgin users, does that work consistently?

 > On another subject: Does anyone know which TCP/UDP ports I need to
 forward in my router so pidgin can work with bonjour?

 I'm not sure what you mean here.  Bonjour only works on your local
 network, your router isn't a factor and you don't need to forward any
 ports (where would you forward them to?).

Ticket URL: <http://developer.pidgin.im/ticket/6231#comment:3>
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