[SATLUG] yahoo and pidgin

Geoff geofff at w5omr.shacknet.nu
Fri May 9 09:37:33 CDT 2008

Geoff wrote:
> Gabriel Doss wrote:
>> This may have been a typo on your part, but isn't the server
>> scs.msg.yahoo.com, not csc.msg.yahoo.com?
> typo on my part.
> Pidgin has no problem connecting to MSN, ICQ, AIM... but yahoo is a
> crap-shoot.  It -used- to work, and then there were problems from a
> previous encounter but it seemed to straighten itself out.
> Why, when connecting to the same server though, would it connect on the
> winders box with Trillian (another non-standard yahoo IM client, along
> with all the others) on a computer in the same LAN?
> 192.168.xx.2 (winders XP) connects, but 192.168.xx.1 (SuSE Linux)
> doesn't, while 192.168.xx.1connects to everything else?
> Next step is to boot .2 into Ubuntu, and setup Pidgin there to connect
> to Yahoo and see if it does.
> Stay tuned... 

And, it connects flawlessly.


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