Pidgin and Jabber

Daniel Atallah datallah at pidgin.im
Wed Aug 29 18:22:39 EDT 2012


On Wed, Aug 29, 2012 at 5:56 PM, John A. Wallace <jw72253 at verizon.net> wrote:
>
>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: daniel.atallah at gmail.com [mailto:daniel.atallah at gmail.com] On
>> On Wed, Aug 29, 2012 at 4:23 PM, John A. Wallace <jw72253 at verizon.net>
>> wrote:
>> > username at hermes.jabber.org/ disabled
>> > XMPP stream header missing
>>
>> You changed the "Domain" to hermes.jabber.org, you need to change that
>> back and change the "Connect Server" (which is in the Advanced tab of
>> the account options).
>>
>
> Indeed, that appears to have fixed this problem. I sincerely appreciate your
> taking the time to help me, Daniel. I do not recall having ever put any data
> into that field in the past. It is not perfectly clear to me why it was
> necessary now, to be honest. Is this simply one of the new servers used by
> the domain of "jabber.org"? If so, why was the change made? Would this have
> any effect on my configuration of Pidgin OTR as well?

You wouldn't have needed to put anything in that field in that past
(and you wouldn't need to now if you weren't using Tor).
I tried to explain why you need to do it in my initial response - the
jabber.org XMPP server moved to a different server than what
jabber.org resolves to and in order to find it, we need to do a SRV
DNS lookup to find it (which isn't possible to do though a SOCKS5
proxy (Tor in your case)).
OTR shouldn't be impacted by this as far as I know - OTR operates on
the stream sent to/from the server rather than caring about the
specific server you're connected to.

-D



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