[Pidgin] #15625: IRC plugin uses incorrect port for SSL

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Sat May 4 22:04:49 EDT 2013

#15625: IRC plugin uses incorrect port for SSL
 Reporter:  andy753421   |      Owner:  elb
     Type:  enhancement  |     Status:  new
Milestone:               |  Component:  IRC
  Version:  2.10.7       |   Keywords:  irc ssl tls
 There are two problems here:

 First, the IRC plugin has the default SSL port defined as 994, which is
 technically correct, but hardly ever used. (Does anyone ever connect to
 IRC on port 194 either?) A better choice would be port 6697, as discussed
 here: http://blog.freenode.net/2011/02/port-6697-irc-via-tlsssl/

 Second, the default SSL port setting probably isn't even used because the
 settings dialog defaults the "port" to 6667 which overrides the SSL port

 I can either add a second option to the dialog for the SSL port, or we
 could set the dialog default to something like 0 or -1, and then pick the
 correct default in software. Does anyone have a preference?

 Note: I would also like to change the "Use SSL" option to a drop down with
 "Required", "Optional", and "Never", so maybe having a second port setting
 would be better for the "Optional" case.

Ticket URL: <https://developer.pidgin.im/ticket/15625>
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