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Old 07-04-2005, 01:57 PM   #1
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how to send/receive files using gaim


I cant send or receive files using gaim. Whenever I try to do so it connects to the other person's computer but the file is never sent. Whenever I try to send a file it does the same thing.

I have the latest version of gaim and I dont know why it does this. Are there any other instant messaging programs that work better than gaim for linux?

please let me know if you have a good answer to this question.
 
Old 07-04-2005, 02:16 PM   #2
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I have the same problem. It looks to be a bug. Strange thing is that the other side sees the file being sent. So I guess it gets stuck somewhere on ms servers.

It used to work for me. Maybe there was some change in protocol?
 
Old 07-04-2005, 02:20 PM   #3
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you could be right, I remmember that a few months ago I sent a file to someone and they received it without a problem. Have you notified the Gaim programmers?
 
Old 07-04-2005, 02:54 PM   #4
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to chime in i've had the same problem as well. I have been successful once or twice sending stuff but normally not. When i get better at programming i was going to look at the code and try coming up with a solution myself
 
Old 07-04-2005, 03:11 PM   #5
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I have to find out one more thing about firestarter before I can. There seem to be a lot of file transfer bugs in the bugtracker but I can't really find a 1.3.1 bug, so I assume it's not there yet.
 
Old 07-04-2005, 09:55 PM   #6
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i only have this problem on the oscar protocol. For MSN, it file transfers correctly for me.
 
Old 07-04-2005, 10:00 PM   #7
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I am having trouble with the AOL instant messenger protocol. To be honest I have not experimented with sending files using the other services.
 
Old 07-05-2005, 04:45 AM   #8
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I also had this problem on irc.
 
Old 07-05-2005, 04:55 AM   #9
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yeah i had trouble with dcc in mIRC as well. So maybe the problem is not gaim but to something network related system wide. maybe something iptables could fix. i dunno.
 
Old 07-05-2005, 05:16 AM   #10
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I have no problems with MSN but Yahoo doesn't want to know.

I gather the Skype file transfer works well tho, try installing that!
 
Old 07-05-2005, 07:39 AM   #11
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I don't know what the exact problem is, but I have read up on this before. I believe it's a problem with the protocol, as well as the client software. In my experience, I have had problems with transfers in every client I have tried. While the official aim seems to work, it's still pretty flakey..

I just use other methods..like going through an ftp server, or using ssh, etc. I wouldn't expect this bug to be fixed all that quickly.

ps..I'm sure that somewhere along the line there are compatitbility issues between the various oses..sending files to your windows buddies and all.
 
Old 07-10-2005, 10:06 PM   #12
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Have you all opened up the required ports at firewall (and router if necessary) level.

It can be found under Preferences>Network>Ports.

Just open a port range such as 50000-50010.

Im currently having no problems sending files to people or receiving, on any protocol, using Gaim-1.3.1-0.fc4.
 
Old 07-11-2005, 01:34 PM   #13
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I am going to give what you said a try and see if that helps. Does opening up these ports not compromise the security of the computer?
 
Old 07-24-2006, 08:34 AM   #14
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I have the same problem and I have tried aim, yahoo, and jabber.
I believe the problem is FC 5 not gaim. I have a slackware box using
gaim with oscar server I can send files to FC 5 with gaim and receive them but I can not send any from FC5 to slackware box....

I also tried this same experiment with friend using different computer with FC 5 installed...

result
friends FC 5 could receive from Slackware but not send files...
we only tried this with AIM

any suggestions?
 
  


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