2 XMPP accounts (servers) with same account credentials

Daniel Atallah daniel.atallah at gmail.com
Fri Dec 5 10:37:46 EST 2008

On Fri, Dec 5, 2008 at 10:29 AM, Adrian <adrian.munteanu at oracle.com> wrote:
> Hi Dan
> And thanks for your message.
> The last message in http://developer.pidgin.im/ticket/5086 is it works with
> a trick, well it works but at next restart of pidgin that account will be
> erased.
> From your message should I understand this is an intended behaviour and
> there will be no efforts to get this working for Pidgin's Development team?
> If that's the case do you have any reference on what exactly pidgin does to
> erase the second account and if there is any workaround to prevent that?

The reason the account gets erased is that the libpurple internals
can't distinguish the two accounts, it isn't really intentionally
deleted (it is really a bug that allows you to modify the account to
the "duplicate" value after it is created).

There is no supported workaround that I'm aware of - patches to
support distinguishing accounts by resource would probably be
accepted, but it isn't a simple problem unfortunately because the
resource isn't part of the normalized account name.


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