Unable to connect to google talk with pidgin (2.10.7)

John Liszka jliszka1 at gmail.com
Fri Nov 15 10:11:40 EST 2013

I thought it might be the 2-step authentication blocking it, but I created
an app password for it and im still getting SSL handshake failed.

resource: <blank>

advanced tab
use old-style SSL
connect port: 5222
connect server: talk.google.com
file transfer proxies: proxy.eu.jabber.org

(09:02:28) *account:* Connecting to account XXXXXXXXX at gmail.com/.
(09:02:28) *connection:* Connecting. gc = 05E2F690
(09:02:28) *dnsquery:* Performing DNS lookup for talk.google.com
(09:02:28) *dnsquery:* IP resolved for talk.google.com
(09:02:28) *proxy:* Attempting connection to
(09:02:28) *proxy:* Connecting to talk.google.com:5222 with no proxy
(09:02:28) *proxy:* Connection in progress
(09:02:28) *proxy:* Connecting to talk.google.com:5222.
(09:02:28) *proxy:* Connected to talk.google.com:5222.
(09:02:28) *nss:* Handshake failed (-12263)
(09:02:28) *connection:* Connection error on 05E2F690 (reason: 5
description: SSL Handshake Failed)
(09:02:28) *account:* Disconnecting account jliszka1 at gmail.com/ (00503C60)
(09:02:28) *connection:* Disconnecting connection 05E2F690
(09:02:29) *connection:* Destroying connection 05E2F690
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