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Old 08-01-2006, 10:33 AM   #1
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Gaim - cannot connect to the server (MSN)

Hi there,
I've problems of connecting to the MSN with Gaim Internet Messenger. Same problems occur with AOL/ICQ.

Set-up for MSN:
Port: 1863
No proxy

I cannot create the connection to the server; or at least it tells me so. What could be the problem? Firewall or something similar of the local server?

Old 08-01-2006, 04:30 PM   #2
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I dunno, but I tell gaim to "Use Global Proxy" instead of "no proxy". Doubtful, but see if that helps.
Old 08-01-2006, 06:13 PM   #3
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It could be a firewall issue.
Try stopping iptables service and see if that solves the connection problem.
It could as well be a server issue or a compatibility issue. Which gaim version are you using?
Can you try using another client, like aMSN (the latest version, that is 0.93 if I'm not mistaken) and see if you have any trouble with that?
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most likely it's a firewall issue...

if it's a stand-alone box, please post the output of this (as root):
iptables -L -n -v
if you are on a LAN, behind a router, then post the output of the above from your box, plus from this on the router (if it's a linux router):
iptables -L -n -v

iptables -L -t nat -n -v


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