bogus gtalk disconnections (libpurple issue?)

Hugh Caley hughc at aldon.com
Thu Sep 27 15:44:58 EDT 2007


On Wed, 2007-09-26 at 19:22 -0700, Sean Egan wrote:
> On 9/26/07, Hugh Caley <hughc at aldon.com> wrote:
> > I get frequent disconnect/reconnect notices when chatting with a Google
> > Talk User. The gtalk user is using the google client on a PC.  The gtalk
> > user complains that I'm the only one who talks to her that has this
> > problem ;)
> 
> It sounds more like a network problem. Do you get similar errors on
> different protocols? 

No.

> What's the connection error it gives you?
> 

I get the <-Disconnect ->Reconnect icons in both Pidgin and Adium.

As I mentioned, the gtalk user is using the actual Google chat client on
a PC, and she reports that I'm the only person she is having this
problem with, other than another Adium user (who lives on a different
coast).  SHE gets errors that I have gone offline and that some of her
text did not get transmitted.  I am attaching output from the Pidgin
system log below.

Also, I am using Pidgin 2.2.0 at work, over a T1, and I am using Adium
1.1.2 at home, over a cable modem.  It really can't be a problem with
networking on my side, and if it is a problem with networking on her
side, why doesn't it affect other Google chat users that she talks to?

To me, this pretty definitely points to a libpurple issue.

The adium bug ticket I mentioned is here:

http://trac.adiumx.com/ticket/1627

However, since it affects pidgin as well, this would seem like a better
place to deal with the problem.

Hugh



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Hugh Caley, Linux Administrator
Aldon Computer Group
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