Fwd: Pidgin

Bipin Mangwani bipin.mangwani at gmail.com
Fri Jul 18 10:02:41 EDT 2008

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?

Bipin Mangwani.

On Fri, Jul 18, 2008 at 17:37, Phil Hannent <phil at hannent.co.uk> wrote:

> Hello,
> While I do no have a solution for the use of a pac file, you could untick
> "Use default gateway" within the "TCP/IP (Internet protocol)" settings of
> the VPN connection.  This will prevent your Internet traffic from going via
> the VPN and just go via your own gateway/router.
> Is that an option?
> Regards
> Phil Hannent
> PS. Please remember to CC this support list when you reply so that others
> can help.
> Luke Schierer wrote:
>> Can anyone help this user?
>> Thanks,
>> Luke
>> ----- Forwarded message from Bipin Mangwani <bipin.mangwani at gmail.com>
>> -----
>> Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2008 16:47:25 +0530
>> From: Bipin Mangwani <bipin.mangwani at gmail.com>
>> To: lschiere at users.sf.net
>> Subject: Pidgin
>> Hi Luke,
>> Hope you are doing fine.
>> I have recently started using Pidgin and it's really a nice application.
>> The
>> only problem is that most of the times I have to work on a VPN and when on
>> the VPN I connect to the internet using automatic proxy .pac url.
>> Pidgin help says that:Can Pidgin use my Windows (IE) Proxy Settings?
>> <
>> http://developer.pidgin.im/wiki/Using%20Pidgin#CanPidginusemyWindowsIEProxySettings
>> >
>> Yes, if you set the proxy preference to "Use Environmental Settings",
>> Pidgin
>> will parse the HTTP Proxy setting from Windows as long as you have a
>> specific server set; auto-detection and configuration via .pac URL do not
>> work, nor do proxy bypass settings.
>> So the problem is I am unable to connect the pidgin to the outer world
>> while
>> I am behind the VPN. Just want to know if there is any way I can connect
>> the
>> Pidgin to outer world using that Pac file? I am a techie.. so modifying
>> complicated config files won't be a problem for me if there is a
>> workaround
>> available. Would be glad if you respond. Many thanks.
>> Bipin.
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