Pidgin does not connect

Tony Baldwin photodharma at
Fri Jun 19 04:41:56 UTC 2009

HermanAA wrote:
> On Thu, 2009-06-18 at 19:41 -0400, Steve Reilly wrote:
>> HermanAA wrote:
>>> Pidgin (chat program) has been working for many months.
>>> Now it tries to connect (but never gets connected)
>> what are you trying to connect to?
>> are you connected to the net?
>> steve
> This is a chat program. On launching it says 'connecting ...'
> As it is Yahoo protocol, afaik it connects to Yahoo.
>  (My email and surfing is working normal in other screens).
> Herman in Philippines.

If you are just trying to connect to Yahoo! Messenger, the problem might 
be at their end.
There was discussion of the same matter on the ubuntu-es irc chan just a 
while ago.
I and others, using Y!Mess with pidgin, noted the connection kept 
dumping today. (while my MSN and Google Talk accounts did not 
dump...just Yahoo!).
In fact, I've noted the same behavior while using bitlbee (another means 
of connecting to chat protocols, only using an irc cli interface).
Yahoo kept dumping while my other accts (MSN, Google talk) did 
not...That's been happening off and on for a few days, IIRC.


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