Unable To Connect To Google Talk

Daniel Atallah datallah at pidgin.im
Tue Nov 2 13:31:52 EDT 2010

On Tue, Nov 2, 2010 at 12:59, R H <rh1200la at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi there.  I am unable to connect to Google Talk (GCHAT) from my work PC
> (Windows Vista Home Premium 64bit) using the default settings.  I am able to
> connect to other providers and can connect to GCHAT via Gmail and the GCHAT
> client.  Below is the debug output from Pidgin:
> (09:38:16) account: Connecting to account myusername at gmail.com/Home.
> (09:38:16) connection: Connecting. gc = 047B7BC8
> (09:38:16) dnssrv: querying SRV record for gmail.com:
> _xmpp-client._tcp.gmail.com
> (09:38:16) wpurple: This version of dnsapi.dll contains DnsQuery_UTF8
> (09:38:16) wpurple: This version of dnsapi.dll contains DnsRecordListFree
> (09:38:16) dnssrv: found 5 SRV entries
> (09:38:16) dnsquery: Performing DNS lookup for talk.l.google.com
> (09:38:16) dnsquery: IP resolved for talk.l.google.com
> (09:38:16) proxy: Attempting connection to
> (09:38:16) proxy: Connecting to talk.l.google.com:5222 with no proxy
> (09:38:16) proxy: Connection in progress
> (09:38:22) util: Writing file accounts.xml to directory C:\Users\My
> Username\AppData\Roaming\.purple
> (09:38:22) util: Writing file C:\Users\My
> Username\AppData\Roaming\.purple\accounts.xml
> (09:38:37) proxy: Connecting to talk.l.google.com:5222.
> (09:38:37) proxy: Error connecting to talk.l.google.com:5222 (Connection
> timed out.).

This is a network problem; something (probably a firewall) is blocking
the connection to the google server.

You may be able to work around it by choosing  a "Connection security"
setting of "Use old-style SSL", specifying a "Connect port" of 443 and
a "Connection server" of "talk.google.com" in the "Advanced" settings
of your account in Pidgin.


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