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Old 10-16-2003, 04:35 PM   #1
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can't connect to msn

after the october 15th I can't connect to msn messeger using amsn or gaim, anybody knows why? what can I do? I am using squid and dante like proxys
Old 10-16-2003, 05:04 PM   #2
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This is done by Microsoft, if your not using their software, you won't be able to connect. However, that should change soon when the developers know a way around it and or I think someone mentioned that the latest amsn is capable of connecting.

Browse the forums, your not the first to ask this.
Old 10-16-2003, 05:42 PM   #3
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Yes, whenever Microsoft updates the protocols it causes problems for third-party clients until they're able to reverse-engineer them and incorporate them into their own products.
Old 10-16-2003, 05:51 PM   #4
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the latest kopete or kmess (can't remember which)....i supposed to be on par with the new protocols....but i'm having difficulty installin it...anyway das another thread...
Old 10-16-2003, 05:55 PM   #5
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download the last gaim version
Old 10-16-2003, 07:09 PM   #6
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ok, thanks to all, i will try gaim, kopete and kmess
Old 10-16-2003, 07:17 PM   #7
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The latest version of amsn (0.83) connects to msn using the new protocol without problems
Old 10-17-2003, 06:19 AM   #8
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Talking resolution msn/gaim

you must have nss and nspr tar.gz, decompress and put them in /usr/local

them you decompress gaim 0.71, enter in this directory and write this command: ./configure --with-nss-includes=/usr/local/nss --with-nss-libs=/usr/local/nss --with-nspr-includes=//usr/local/nspr --with-nspr-libs=/usr/local/nspr

them the normal make and make install

note that you have permissions of root

the binary stays in usr/local/bin



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