FW: Re: Vpn and gmail/talk

Daniel Atallah datallah at pidgin.im
Thu Feb 26 23:31:56 EST 2009

2009/2/26  <bbrogs at verizon.net>:
>> Here is the only error message that I have received.  Your suggestion to
>> add
>> "talk.google.com" to the connect server field has not worked.
> " bbrogs at gmail.com/  disconnected
>> Could not establish a connection with the server:
>> Connection timed out."

The network your VPN connection is routing your traffic through isn't
allowing a connection to the google talk server on the default port.
It is possible that you can use a alternate port in your account
configuration (IIRC the google talk servers also listen on port 443
among others).


>> =\\=
>> n Thu, Feb 26, 2009 at  9:37 AM, Daniel Atallah wrote:
>>> On Thu, Feb 26, 2009 at 8:34 AM, Bob Brogan <bbrogan at adobe.com  > wrote:
>>> How can I send and receive gmail/talk messages with Cisco VPN enabled?
>>>  It
>>> works fine when VPN is off but only AIM and Yahoo works with VPN
>>> Thx...Bob
>> This is going to be caused by the network configuration on the VPN
>> network.  Presumably your VPN configuration is such that it becomes
>> your default gateway and all traffic is routed through your VPN
>> connection when it is active.
>> You haven't provided any debug information that would help identify
>> what the specific problem you're encountering may be, but one
>> possibility is related to DNS SRV lookups, in which case you can try
>> entering "talk.google.com" in the "Connect Server" setting for your
>> google talk XMPP account.
>> -D
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