Pidgin 2.7.7 - ICQ SSL connection still fails

John Bailey rekkanoryo at rekkanoryo.org
Wed Nov 24 10:50:56 EST 2010


On 11/24/2010 07:59 AM, serz at volny.cz wrote:
> Hi all,
> 
> the problem with ICQ SSL connection was not fully solved. Today
> morning I've made on my WXP(SP3) a completely new installation of
> Pidgin 2.7.7 (=everything what I've found from older istalls, was
> deleted before installation), but problem with ICQ persists, e.g.
> Jabber works fine.
> I'm sitting behind proxy/firewall so unsecured access is not
> solution for me.

Unfortunately, unsecured access is the only option.  ICQ was recently split off
from the AIM servers.  Not all of the new ICQ servers support SSL.  The only
combinations of options that will work are:
  * clientLogin off and connection security set to "Don't use encryption"
  * clientLogin on and connection security set to "Don't use encryption"
  * clientLogin on and connection security set to "Use encryption if available"

The combination of clientLogin and "Use encryption if available" is the default
for new accounts and will work by using SSL where available and falling back to
unsecured connections where necessary.  We've been led to believe that
eventually all the new ICQ servers will support SSL just as the AIM servers
currently do.

John

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