Pidgin won't connect to MSN network since yesterday

Marton Gabor marton.gabor at uni-pannon.hu
Thu Jul 3 15:32:56 EDT 2008


Hi!

I managed to find the cause in my case, the debug window helped a lot.
The certificate of nexus.passport.com has changed. nexus.passport.com 
sends its certificate to Pidgin during the logon process. Pidgin caches 
these certificates under ~/.purple/certificates/x509/tls_peers/ and 
compares them with the one recieved from the server. The certificate 
changed, it did not match with the cached one, so Pidgin dropped the 
whole logon process and gave a bit missleading message.

Solution: delete the cached certificates, sit back and have a beer. :)

Marton Gabor
<marton.gabor at uni-pannon.hu><T: +36 30 384-8140>

Pannon Egyetem - Kommunikációs és Informatikai Igazgatóság
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Luiz Pimenta wrote:
> Subject: Pidgin won't connect to MSN network since yesterday
> Date: Tue Jul 1 05:59:35 EDT 2008
>
>   
>> Hi!
>>
>> I'm having trouble to connect to the MSN network using Pidgin 2.3.1. I
>> had no problem before yesterday. Since then I did not update anything,
>> did nothing to my system, but Pidgin won't connect. I recieve "Unable to
>> connet Unable to authenticate" messages. I can sign on using
>> http://mobile.live.com/pocketpc so my msn account should be OK.
>>     
>
> Hi,
>
> Just read that on the list archives:
>
> http://pidgin.im/pipermail/support/2008-July/001514.html
>
> Apparently I have that problem for Pidgin 2.2.2 on FreeBSD 7.0.
>
> Pidgin can not connect to MSN network, returns error message:
>
> --- cut
> Unable to authenticate: Unable to connect
>
> Pidgin will not attempt to reconnect the account until you correct the
> error and re-enable the account.
> --- cut
>
> I will try to update to 2.4.3 since it worked fine with MSN network on
> a Windows XP I have used yesterday. Is there anyone on this list
> running Pidgin 2.4.3 on FreeBSD, how did you install, packages or
> ports?
>
> Luiz
>
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