Does pidgin need an Internet connection per se or can it run on internal Corporate LAN?
lschiere at pidgin.im
Thu Jul 26 12:25:57 EDT 2007
On Thu, Jul 26, 2007 at 08:45:04AM -0700, Bill Fassler wrote:
> On my newer 64-bit Ubuntu box I have GAIM 2.0.0.beta6. I assume I can not use Yahoo, AIM, MSN etc because they are looking for IM servers on the Internet when I am on an isolated LAN. I have never used this application so bear with me here. I chose Gadu-Gadu and although it initially claimed that it could not acquire a token or something, I managed through trial and error to create and enter a chat room. Now I am trying to use an older 32-bit machine running Slackware to join in the chat session. It can not find the chat room (which is the only one on the entire LAN) and I fail to see how I can tell it specifically what IP and/or port to go to. It even came back once saying "server not found" and I had no idea what server it was trying to locate. Keep in mind this is an older (perhaps much older version of GAIM)
I am surprised gadu gadu would even appear to connect. You should be
connecting to a Jabber (xmpp), irc, sametime, groupwise or bonjour
network. The others all require specific servers.
> Anyway, my objective is to get a box to box chat going on and then try to push it through an encrypted tunnel using OpenVPN.
> If you have any documentation that can help please point me to it, because I'm sure GAIM/Pidgin is painless and idiot-proof when you are on the web, but I can't seem to get it up and running on my LAN.
> Oh I am also in the process of trying to create an embedded version of Finch which is why I am in the devel forum at all, but maybe this quiestion should be on some newb user forum, sorry.
> Now on an older 32-bit Slackware box
> Daniel Atallah <daniel.atallah at gmail.com> wrote: On 7/26/07, Bill Fassler wrote:
> > I am trying a test to see if pidgin will work in an isolated internal
> > corporate LAN. I would have assumed so but after launching the application
> > it seems like it is trying to "connect" to something that isn't there.....
> > Bill
> There is no reason that Pidgin needs an internet connection for use
> with an internal server.
> What exactly are you seeing that makes it "seems like it is trying to
> 'connect' to something that isn't there"?
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