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Description of problem:
Since upgrading to FC2 gaim is no longer able to use the MSN protocol
over either an HTTP or SOCKS proxy server. It fails during the
'Syncing with server' phase with:
email@example.com has been disconnected.
Tue Jun 15 13:37:38 2004
Error reading from Notification server. Lastcommand was:
Ver 1 MSNP9 MSNP8 CVR0
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Upgrade gaim to latest release
2.Setup MSN account with either HTTP or SOCKS proxy defined
3.Attempt to connect
Actual Results: Times out during 'Syncing with server' phase
Expected Results: Connects successfully
Further to this; having performed a network dump, here's what it's doing:
1) Standard DNS query for messenger.hotmail.com (returns 126.96.36.199)
2) It initiates a SOCKS Command 1 (Connect) to port 80 on
188.8.131.52 containing the following data payload:
VER 1 MSNP9 MSNP8 CVR0
-- After which the connection simply seems to time out.
3) If using HTTP proxy *it doesn't issue a CONNECT at all*, instead
simply sending the 'VER 1 MSNP9 MSNP8 CVR0' string directly to the
proxy server (ie, it's braindead).
Summary, the SOCKS code its using is somewhat braindead, the HTTP
proxy code its using it UTTERLY braindead. For comparison, using gaim
to connect an ICQ account with the same HTTP proxy settings works
correctly and a network dump clearly shows the CONNECT command being
executed against the proxy server, etc...
It works if 'Use HTTP method' under 'Show more options' is ticked as