Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 133068
can't login to aim after up2date of gaim
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:04 EST
Description of problem:
I did an up2date of gaim, and now I can't login to aim. I get the
message: "bryanc5203 has been disconnected. Incorrect nickname or
password." I verified that the name and password are correct. I am
trying to connect using the default settings for the AIM/ICQ protocol.
This all worked before doing an up2date of gaim. I tried rolling
back to an earlier version of gaim, but now I get the same error with
that. I also tried installing gaim 1.0 from gaim.sourceforge.net, but
I get the same error with that as well. I was logged into aim fine
just before I closed gaim and did an up2date.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Are you using some proxy or socks?
Also try wiping out ~/.gaim and starting with a new profile. Any
It turns out that the newer versions of gaim dropped the TOC protcol,
which I had been using for logging into AIM, and switched me to use
AIM's own protocol. However, I am unable to login to AIM using that
protocol for some reason. Downgrading Gaim and reverting to TOC made
things work again. So, either adding support for TOC or fixing the
AIM/Oscor protocol would resolve this bug.
Are you behind a pool NAT where every outgoing connection appears to
come from a different IP address by chance?
Is official Windows AIM broken in the same way?
I don't think I'm behind a pool NAT. I can login to AIM fine with
AOL's own Linux AIM client and also the Windows AIM client.
I am able to sign on to AIM with both TOC (in naim) and OSCAR (in gaim) from the
Westford (Boston) office.
I installed gaim-0.82-1-0.RHEL3.ia64 out of 3.0E-errata on diablo.lab.boston and
was able to sign on using the AIM/ICQ (OSCAR) driver. The latest version in
3.0E-errata is a 1.0, so it appears this version may be outdated anyway.