MSN (WLM) stopped working

Duncan Berriman duncan at berrimans.co.uk
Mon Jan 21 12:45:44 EST 2013


Well it looks historically like microsoft have broken this before.

http://squidsrants.blogspot.co.uk/2010/11/pidgin-msn-and-other-protocols.htm
l

so what we need is a set of certificates again or a way to stop finch/pidgin
prompting. 

Can't work out how/where pidgin stores the files to stop it prompting again.

Duncan

> -----Original Message-----
> From: devel-bounces at pidgin.im [mailto:devel-bounces at pidgin.im] On Behalf
> Of vlio
> Sent: 21 January 2013 17:29
> To: devel at pidgin.im
> Subject: Re: MSN (WLM) stopped working
> 
> 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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