Bug 126003 - Gaim MSN protocol no longer works over proxy servers
Gaim MSN protocol no longer works over proxy servers
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gaim (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Daniel Reed
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Reported: 2004-06-14 21:41 EDT by Darryl Dixon
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-10-31 03:58:36 EST
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Description Darryl Dixon 2004-06-14 21:41:00 EDT
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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:
username@hotmail.com has been disconnected.

Tue Jun 15 13:37:38 2004
Error reading from Notification server. Lastcommand was:

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

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

Additional info:
Comment 1 Darryl Dixon 2004-06-14 22:38:03 EDT
Further to this; having performed a network dump, here's what it's doing:
1) Standard DNS query for messenger.hotmail.com (returns
2) It initiates a SOCKS Command 1 (Connect) to port 80 on 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...
Comment 2 Darryl Dixon 2004-07-17 04:36:44 EDT
It works if 'Use HTTP method' under 'Show more options' is ticked as
of gaim-0.79-0.FC2.

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