[Fwd: Re: Cannot connect to GoogleTalk]

David Woolley forums at david-woolley.me.uk
Thu Mar 31 02:42:13 EDT 2011

Napakorn Athakasehm wrote:

> (00:19:18) dnssrv: Couldn't look up TXT record. This operation returned 
> because the timeout period expired. (1460).

One of the problems people have with XMPP is with LAN to WAN routers 
that do not implement DNS properly.  I don't remember the correct 
sequence for Google properly, but this timeout is worrying.  I seem to 
remember earlier replies on this list suggesting hard coding the result 
of this query, which you might want to try searching for.

DNS queries should produce results or fail quickly.  They shouldn't time 

Explicitly setting your ISP as DNS server may also help.

> If there is a work around solution to the problem, please let me know 
> because I'd really like to use the Pidgin service.

Pidgin is not a service, it is a multi-service client program.  Google 
IK is the service in this case.

David Woolley
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