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indubitableness 07-26-2009 10:29 PM

Pidgin File transfer problems
I am unable to transfer files in pidgin. I am working under the assumption that I need to create an exception in iptables in order to rectify this problem. I have done a bunch of google searches trying to figure out how to do this specifically to allow file transfers using pidgin.

I am unfamiliar with iptables (I know I know, read the man page) and I'm not sure which port pidgin uses to transfer files. Can anyone help me figure out how to add an exception to so I can transfer files?

zQUEz 07-27-2009 05:54 AM

What protocol are you using? MSN, ICQ other?
There is this that details how the transfer works for MSN:
It looks like the incoming port is 6891
As for how to add this to IPTables, I believe there is a GUI available, I am just not familiar with it.
The command line would be something like: `iptables -I INPUT -p tcp --dport 6891 -j ACCEPT`

indubitableness 07-27-2009 09:33 AM

Sorry I should have mentioned the protocol. I'm using yahoo. It's the only one I have an account for. Not a big fan of gui frontends myself so I appreciate the command line help. I went ahead and added the exception you showed me I just need to test it.


zarnad 01-29-2011 02:43 PM

I'm using Pidgin v2.7.5-2 in Fedora. Occasionally I am able to do a file transfer from a sender but mostly not. Does anyone know if there's a fix?

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