MSN (WLM) stopped working

Duncan Berriman duncan at berrimans.co.uk
Mon Jan 21 12:25:37 EST 2013


Finch says:-

SSL Certificate Error
Unable to validate certificate
The certificate for local-bay.contacts.msn.com could not be validated. The
certificate chain presented is invalid.

... and you get no option to accept it....

Pidgin correctly asks you to view/reject/accept. Looks like it's a new
certificate activated on Jan 11th 2013.

So this could affect any libpurple users (not pidgin) and any finch users.

Duncan

> -----Original Message-----
> From: devel-bounces at pidgin.im [mailto:devel-bounces at pidgin.im] On Behalf
> Of Duncan Berriman
> Sent: 21 January 2013 17:05
> To: devel at pidgin.im
> Subject: RE: MSN (WLM) stopped working
> 
> Ok a little more, this is running as a detached program and certificate.c
is
> trying to request a user action...
> 
> Request action with icon title: SSL Certificate Verification primary:
Accept
> certificate for local-bay.contacts.msn.com? secondary: The certificate for
> local-bay.contacts.msn.com could not be validated.
> The certificate claims to be from "localhost.localdomain" instead. This
> could mean that you are not connecting to the service you believe you are.
> The certificate is not trusted because no certificate that can verify it
is
> currently trusted.
> The certificate has expired and should not be considered valid.  Check
that
> your computer's date and time are accurate.
> 
> Duncan
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: devel-bounces at pidgin.im [mailto:devel-bounces at pidgin.im] On Behalf
> > Of Duncan Berriman
> > Sent: 21 January 2013 16:37
> > To: devel at pidgin.im
> > Subject: RE: MSN (WLM) stopped working
> >
> > Apologies all for number of posts, after some debugging this appears to
be
> a
> > certificate validation issue. Any ideas how to fix?
> >
> > (16:33:58) certificate/x509/ca: Lazy init completed.
> > (16:33:58) certificate: Failed to verify certificate for
> > local-bay.contacts.msn.com
> > (16:33:58) msn: Operation {} failed. No response received from server.
> > (16:33:58) msn: C: NS 000: OUT
> > (16:33:58) connection: Connection error on 0x8f34ef0 (reason: 0
> description:
> > Your MSN buddy list is temporarily unavailable. Please wait and try
> again.)
> >
> > Duncan
> >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: devel-bounces at pidgin.im [mailto:devel-bounces at pidgin.im] On
> Behalf
> > > Of Duncan Berriman
> > > Sent: 21 January 2013 15:53
> > > To: devel at pidgin.im
> > > Subject: RE: MSN (WLM) stopped working
> > >
> > > Looks like some sort of localised issue with MSN.
> > >
> > > Using their web site I got this "We're sorry, there was a problem
> showing
> > > this page. We experienced some technical difficulties retrieving the
> > > content."
> > >
> > > I thought I'd delete and add my buddies in my test account, adding the
> 2nd
> > > buddy via WLM I got "This Windows Live service isn't available right
> now,
> > > but we'll add x to your contacts as soon as the service is available
> > again."
> > >
> > > Hopefully it will resolve itself....
> > >
> > > Duncan
> > >
> > > > -----Original Message-----
> > > > From: devel-bounces at pidgin.im [mailto:devel-bounces at pidgin.im] On
> > Behalf
> > > > Of Duncan Berriman
> > > > Sent: 21 January 2013 15:28
> > > > To: 'Pidgin Devel Mailing List'
> > > > Subject: RE: MSN (WLM) stopped working
> > > >
> > > > Strange as I have one Hotmail and one non Hotmail and neither is
> working
> > > via
> > > > prpl since 12.30 UTC.
> > > >
> > > > 1st account has been logged on for ages and had no issues until this
> > > > morning.
> > > > 2nd account is on a development machine on a different ip/network
but
> > when
> > > I
> > > > fired it up to see if it works it failed with the same error, I then
> > > > upgraded 2.10.6 but it appears to make no difference.
> > > >
> > > > Nothing wrong with either account so only thing I can conclude for
the
> > > > moment is Microsoft have changed something or there is some issue
that
> > > > affects prpl but not WLM.
> > > >
> > > > Perhaps it is a locale specific issue (as for instance msn will
still
> be
> > > > supported in China for the forseeable) so I guess it could be
> something
> > > only
> > > > affecting the UK, perhaps Microsoft have started blocking 3rd party
> > > clients
> > > > ready for march.
> > > >
> > > > Thanks for letting me know it is working somewhere!
> > > >
> > > > Anyone any suggestions how I might debug this?
> > > >
> > > > Duncan
> > > >
> > > > > -----Original Message-----
> > > > > From: Arturo 'Buanzo' Busleiman [mailto:buanzo at buanzo.com.ar]
> > > > > Sent: 21 January 2013 15:12
> > > > > To: Duncan Berriman
> > > > > Cc: Pidgin Devel Mailing List
> > > > > Subject: Re: MSN (WLM) stopped working
> > > > >
> > > > > It's working for my old non-hotmail but passport-associated msn
> > account.
> > > > >
> > > > > On Mon, Jan 21, 2013 at 12:10 PM, Duncan Berriman
> > > > > <duncan at berrimans.co.uk> wrote:
> > > > > > True, that is supposed to happen in March and in theory
libpurple
> > > should
> > > > > > work for another year after that.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > This is a more immediate problem in that libpurple/msn appears
to
> > have
> > > > > > stopped working as of today.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Is anyone else seeing this issue?
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Duncan
> > > > > >
> > > > > >> -----Original Message-----
> > > > > >> From: Evan Schoenberg, M.D. [mailto:tekjew at gmail.com]
> > > > > >> Sent: 21 January 2013 15:05
> > > > > >> To: Duncan Berriman; Pidgin Devel Mailing List
> > > > > >> Subject: Re: MSN (WLM) stopped working
> > > > > >>
> > > > > >> MSN is being replaced by Skype. I suspect the prpl has no
future.
> > > > > >>
> > > > > >> -Evan
> > > > > >>
> > > > > >> On Jan 21, 2013, at 7:07 AM, "Duncan Berriman"
> > > > > <duncan at berrimans.co.uk>
> > > > > >> wrote:
> > > > > >>
> > > > > >> > MSN (WLM) appears to have suddenly stopped working in
libpurple
> > as
> > > of
> > > > > >> about
> > > > > >> > 40 mins ago. Same account appears to work fine in Microsoft's
> > > Windows
> > > > > > Live
> > > > > >> > Messenger.
> > > > > >> >
> > > > > >> > Appear to get to step 7/8 of connecting and then get
> disconnected
> > > > with
> > > > > > "Your
> > > > > >> > MSN buddy list is temporarily unavailable. Please wait and
try
> > > > again."
> > > > > >> >
> > > > > >> > Was using 2.10.4 but tried 2.10.6 and still the same.
> > > > > >> >
> > > > > >> > Tried two different MSN accounts same issue with libpurple
> > although
> > > > fine
> > > > > >> > with WLM.
> > > > > >> >
> > > > > >> > Anyone else having issues?
> > > > > >> >
> > > > > >> > Duncan
> > > > > >> >
> > > > > >> >
> > > > > >> >
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