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geletine 03-18-2006 10:44 AM

gaim jabber file transfer problems
 
I have gaim 1.5.0 on linux , the other has gaim 1.5.0 for windows, at both ends files cannot be sent, no dialogue box appears to recieve the file. I thought it was to do with my firewall so i disabled iptables, but that did nothing.
I can send through msn, but its mightly slow as it sends through the msn servers not direct, so i thought as jabber is a open protocol i would have no problems sending files directly between both users, but so far i cannot even recieve the file on either end.

should i use a different jabber client on both ends, as there seems to be a flow of them around the web that are multi-platform.

museoa 03-19-2006 07:58 PM

it could be an issue with NAT ... i have the same problem at my home system (which is NAT'd) but not at my work system (public IP)


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geletine 03-20-2006 11:00 AM

it is NAT related, i have to forward the ports , i am not sure how though.

museoa 03-20-2006 12:11 PM

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Originally Posted by geletine
it is NAT related, i have to forward the ports , i am not sure how though.

i never bothered to look into which ports needed to be forwarded, but most routers have a web interface you can set up port forwards... most of the time it is on the `advanced` tab. if you are using DHCP i would suggest changeing to a static IP in the subnet but outside of the DHCP pool.


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