[SATLUG] yahoo and pidgin

Jonathan Hull masterr at gmail.com
Wed May 7 00:52:55 CDT 2008

Yahoo has a history of making changes to the YIM network that break
other clients like Pidgin. They could be up to their shenanigans


On Tue, May 6, 2008 at 8:24 PM, Geoff <geofff at w5omr.shacknet.nu> wrote:
> Has anyone else experienced problems connecting to the yahoo instant
>  messenger, with pidgin?
>  After googling the first time around, I read somewhere that changing to
>  port 20 for ypager made the difference, and for me, it did. For two
>  days.  Today, I haven't been able to connect at all, all day.
>  This matters not if port 20, or 5050 is used.  I've never had to 'poke a
>  hole' in the firewall before, but now, I'm not so sure.  I'm also not
>  sure, since I haven't had to before, that adjusting the iptables
>  firewall is the answer, either.
>  Anyone else having this same experience?
>  --
>  -Geoff
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