[Bug 458845] [NEW] Empathy doesn't use SRV from DNS

A Jackson anders.jackson at gmail.com
Fri Oct 23 07:41:21 UTC 2009

Public bug reported:

Binary package hint: empathy

I have a Jabber-server that have an domain name that differs from its XMPP-domain part.
So if I don't fill in the XMPP-servers name, Empathy will not connect to my Jabber-account.  This renders Empathy more or less useless, as all other usefull Jabber-clients uses the SRV post in DNS to connect to the right Jabber-server if it exists.

This should be possible:
Jabber server name: server.example.com
Jabber account in the server: user at example.org 
  where there is a SRV record in DNS for example.org pointing to Jabber-server server.example.com

I have no problems connecting with Gajim (or Pidgin) without setting server name in scenarios like this.
You should look at Gajim for a good Jabber client. Especially for how to look up services on a Jabber-server.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Fri Oct 23 09:26:45 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/empathy
Package: empathy
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-14.48-generic
SourcePackage: empathy
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-14-generic i686

** Affects: empathy (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

** Tags: apport-bug i386

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