Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 461399
Pidgin does not accept Bonjour chats - unless conversation window is open
Last modified: 2008-11-20 17:45:45 EST
Description of problem:
I cannot initiate Bonjour chats over Pidgin. Messages can only be sent if both persons have double-clicked each other in the contact list and thus have a conversation window open for each other. Pidgin seems to be the only client having this problem, others (mainly iChat) don't seem to present this.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Connect two computers via LAN
2. Create a "Bonjour" account on both in Pidgin (Manage accounts -> Add -> Protocol "Bonjour")
3. The two computers should have found each other automatically already.
4. Select computer B on computer A and open a chat window.
5. Type a message and send it.
The message won't be transmitted.
The message should be transmitted.
Opening a chat window with computer A on computer B as well will enable Pidgin to send messages via Bonjour, however closing one of them will make the messages fail again.
Forgot to mention: This issue still happens in Pidgin 2.5.1 which I was able to test on a Windows XP machine.
This is almost certainly caused by a firewall preventing the connection to the remote client in order to start a conversation.
The debug log (Help->Debug Window) output will confirm this.
Just for future reference, opening 5298/tcp fixes this problem.