MSN (WLM) stopped working

vlio pierre at naveau.org
Mon Jan 21 12:29:14 EST 2013


Hello,

Same problem here. Would be good to have a solution...

Thanks!
vlio

> 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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