Fwd: Pidgin

Daniel Atallah daniel.atallah at gmail.com
Fri Jul 18 10:09:06 EDT 2008

2008/7/18 Bipin Mangwani <bipin.mangwani at gmail.com>:
> Hi Phil,
> Thanks for your prompt response.
> I have seen the settings dialog box; there isn't any option for "Use default
> gateway". Am curious to know one thing though, when I am behind the VPN my
> browsers are able to connect to the internet by using that .pac url; so
> could it not be possible that pidgin can also connect without requiring me
> to modify any vpn settings. I mean if another application can connect then
> why not pidgin?

In your VPN connection properties, go to the "Networking" tab and
bring up the Properties for the "Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)" item, in
the "Advanced" section there is a checkbox for "Use default gateway on
remote network" - uncheck it.

As noted in the FAQ and pointed out by Phil, Pidgin simply doesn't
support using a pac proxy, patches to implement support are welcome.


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