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Old 02-28-2004, 05:37 AM   #1
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Difficulties configuring an MSN account with gAIM 0.75


I'm currently having problems configuring my MSN settings with gAIM 0.75. I compiled this version of gAIM from the commandline with GNU TLS support instead of Mozilla NSS support (I use Firefox and don't have Mozilla NSS libraries installed). When I try to connect to MSN, it connects, syncrhonizes, sends my password and then disconnects with the message "Unable to connect to server."

gaim -d has this to say:

account: Connecting to account 0x812e840. gc = 0x820d3a0
connection: Connecting. gc = 0x820d3a0
connection: Calling serv_login
server: gaim 0.75 logging in theonekea@hotmail.com using MSN
dns: Created new DNS child 2722, there are now 1 children.
dns: Host 'messenger.hotmail.com' resolved
proxy: Connecting to messenger.hotmail.com:1863 with no proxy
proxy: Connect would have blocked.
proxy: Connected.
msn: In servconn's connect_cb
msn: C: VER 0 MSNP9 MSNP8 MSNP7 CVR0
msn: S: VER 0 MSNP9 MSNP8 CVR0
msn: C: CVR 1 0x0409 winnt 5.1 i386 MSNMSGR 6.0.0602 MSMSGS theonekea@hotmail.com
msn: S: CVR 1 6.0.0602 6.0.0602 6.0.0268 http://download.microsoft.com/downlo...9e/SetupDl.exe http://messenger.msn.com
msn: C: USR 2 TWN I theonekea@hotmail.com
msn: S: XFR 2 NS 207.46.107.46:1863 0 207.46.104.20:1863
dns: Successfully sent DNS request to child 2722
dns: Host '207.46.107.46' resolved
proxy: Connecting to 207.46.107.46:1863 with no proxy
proxy: Connect would have blocked.
proxy: Connected.
msn: In servconn's connect_cb
msn: C: VER 0 MSNP9 MSNP8 MSNP7 CVR0
msn: S: VER 0 MSNP9 MSNP8 CVR0
msn: C: CVR 1 0x0409 winnt 5.1 i386 MSNMSGR 6.0.0602 MSMSGS theonekea@hotmail.com
msn: S: CVR 1 6.0.0602 6.0.0602 6.0.0268 http://download.microsoft.com/downlo...9e/SetupDl.exe http://messenger.msn.com
msn: C: USR 2 TWN I theonekea@hotmail.com
msn: S: USR 2 TWN S lc=1033,id=507,tw=40,fs=1,ru=http%3A%2F%2Fmessenger%2Emsn%2Ecom,ct=1077964503,kpp=1,kv=5,ver=2.1.017 3.1,tpf=dbd4f6d0cf547a1bd4b4a37ab6d0c76c
dns: Successfully sent DNS request to child 2722
dns: Host 'nexus.passport.com' resolved
proxy: Connecting to nexus.passport.com:443 with no proxy
proxy: Connect would have blocked.
proxy: Connected.
gnutls: Handshaking
gnutls: Handshake complete
gnutls: Handshake failed. Error -9
account: Disconnecting account 0x812e840
connection: Disconnecting connection 0x820d3a0
connection: Destroying connection 0x820d3a0

What does error -9 mean from the GNU TLS libraries? The network I am currently connected to does have an HTTP proxy, but I have been informed that several of the IM protocols are allowed through unproxied via the firewall, which is borne out by the fact that both Oscar protocols work fine.

Does anyone have any ideas?

EDIT: According to /usr/include/gnutls/gnutls.h, -9 is GNUTLS_E_UNEXPECTED_PACKET_LENGTH.

Last edited by TheOneKEA; 02-28-2004 at 05:40 AM.
 
Old 02-28-2004, 12:20 PM   #2
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I apologize for the double post, but upgrading to libgcrypt 1.1.91, opencdk 0.5.4 and gnutls 1.0.8 does not fix the problem - MSN still refuses to log in and fails with a GNUTLS_E_UNEXPECTED_PACKET_LENGTH.
 
Old 02-28-2004, 12:49 PM   #3
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use amsn . . .it works
 
Old 02-28-2004, 12:54 PM   #4
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Thanks for the post, but one of gAIM's strengths is its support of multiple protocols - I want to use gAIM for AIM, ICQ, MSN and Yahoo all at the same time.
 
Old 02-28-2004, 02:07 PM   #5
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Well, what is the problem with using an older version, I use Gaim 0.75 and have no problems, maybe it has incompatibilities with your distro (as you can see I use Fedora Core 1).

I may be wrong, but that's what I think.
 
Old 02-28-2004, 02:30 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by Unix4Ever
Well, what is the problem with using an older version, I use Gaim 0.75 and have no problems, maybe it has incompatibilities with your distro (as you can see I use Fedora Core 1).

I may be wrong, but that's what I think.
I'm using gAIM 0.75 as well - did you compile it yourself?
 
Old 03-10-2004, 05:23 AM   #7
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Well, I use Freebsd, and msn worked well until 1st nov, and now, I cannot use it with any unix. But it works perfectly with windows ...
Are you behind a firewall ?
I thought at the beginning it was due to my firewall, but now I don't think so.
Of course, I have the last version of openssl.
And amsn (last version) doesn't work : it seems to freeze when waiting for the reply to password (I used ethereal to look at packets)
(correction : it works when using a proxy http. But the same configuration with gaim doesn't work : the proxy forbids port 80 tunelling, which is perfectly authorized when using amsn ... But I will understand it some day)

Last edited by ARehNiuS; 03-10-2004 at 05:41 AM.
 
Old 03-10-2004, 05:42 AM   #8
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There's a tcl problem with amsn and the 2.6 Linux kernel..
I have no idea what the BSD kernel is as compared.
 
  


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