i seems to me that gaim cannot connect behind a firewall. i have a dual boot machine and i tested the ymessenger in windows and it works fine. ymessenger for linux aint finished yet ( and i dont think it ever will be ) so it would be a futile attempt to try it. problem is, i have tried gaim and with proxy, without, socks 4 and 5. nothing works. i mean all of them fail except for socks 5 option where it hangs on "connecting". if i try this several times, it crashes.
is this a known problem? has anyone else experienced this? does anybody have a solution that does not involve tunneling?
thanks a million!