[Question #43720]: Intrepid: Pidgin can't connect to MSN - lack of TLS

JazzyPenguin question43720 at answers.launchpad.net
Sat Nov 1 13:26:38 EDT 2008


Question #43720 on pidgin in ubuntu changed:
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/pidgin/+question/43720

JazzyPenguin proposed the following answer:
I have never been able to get pidgin to reliably connect to MSN, either
under Hardy or Intrepid.   I have however managed to find a way that
allows allows MSN to connect.   It is really a practical solution but
may point those that know in the right direction.    In Intrepid I have
been trying to set up a stable VPN connection to my works router (using
the PPTP protocol).  The default connection settings allow a VPN
connection to be made but it is unstable, and loading pidgin reliably
casues the VPN connection to fail.  If I change the default MTU for the
ppp0 connection from 1496 to 1400.   This stabilises the VPN connection
(i.e. loading pidgin does not cause the VPN to fail).  In addition, MSN
connects with no problem at all.   If I can be of any help to anyone in
solving the generalised MSN connectivity issue do please get it touch.

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