Originally Posted by Ammad
can i connect yahoo messenger without setting proxy setting. is this possible to set "no proxy or no network detection" setting in yahoo to connect using iptables
I use yahoo messenger on a simple desktop setup using ipchains
(2.2 kernel -- don't ask
). I use the "No Proxies" settings, and it works fine for simple IM. If somebody tries to send me a file via Yahoo Messenger, the program crashes. That might (or might not) be related to the other client not being able to get through my firewall.
(My understanding is that straight messaging is handled by both clients talking to a central server, which a (not overly restrictive) firewall will handle fine, but that exchanging files directly requires direct peer to peer connection, which is a stickier issue.)