Bug 522247 - Pidgin-to-Pidgin calling doesnt work on fedora 11
Summary: Pidgin-to-Pidgin calling doesnt work on fedora 11
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: pidgin
Version: 11
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Warren Togami
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2009-09-09 21:07 UTC by Aniket
Modified: 2010-06-28 14:34 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2010-06-28 14:34:02 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
firewall settings on fedora (2.02 KB, text/plain)
2009-09-10 19:07 UTC, Aniket
no flags Details
firewall settings on Ubuntu (7.09 KB, text/plain)
2009-09-10 19:08 UTC, Aniket
no flags Details

Description Aniket 2009-09-09 21:07:53 UTC
Description of problem:
I have installed pidgin latest version with voice/video support for xmpp on 2 fedora 11 machine. When I try to call (both audio and audio/video) pidgin to  pidgin , the call never connects. The calling works fine with Gtalk/Gmail web client on the other side. 

Also there is a crash when I accept an incoming video call from Gmail web client. No such crash occurs if I start a video call to the web client. kk

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
pidgin 2.6.2 
pidgin 2.6.1

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Instal pidgin with voice/video on 2 computers with fedora 11
2.initiate call from one computer
3.accept the call
Actual results:
Call doesnt connect

Expected results:
Call should connect

Additional info:
I have an upstream bugreport already since a long time. 

Also, I tried calling between 2 pidgin instances running on Ubuntu 9.04, the calls connect fine. So I think it points to some bug in fedora packages.

Comment 1 Aniket 2009-09-09 21:16:38 UTC
Also from the debug logs I posted upstream, these are the relevant lines which I think point to the cause of the problem.

media: farsight-component-state-changed: component: 1 state: FAILED                                      
media: farsight-error: 108: Could not establish connection                                               
media: farsight-component-state-changed: component: 2 state: FAILED 

Also, I apologise for my noob bug reporting ways, but the upstream bug name says (crash on incoming video call from gmail", which is also a fedora specific issue. I have made further comments in that report about pidgin to pidgin calling too, kinda 2 issues rolled into one bug report.

Comment 2 Warren Togami 2009-09-09 21:19:05 UTC
Could you please install all relevant debuginfo and get a traceback of the crash?  We can't do anything without a report.

It would also be good to know what versions of the entire farsight2 stack Ubuntu is using vs. Fedora 11.

There might also be firewall differences between Fedora and Ubuntu.  Try it again after "service iptables stop".

Comment 3 Aniket 2009-09-10 19:06:55 UTC

I think its the firewall. When I disabled the firewall on fedora 11 , the calls started flowing through perfect. 
Then I checked the firewall status on Ubuntu 9.04 and it was OFF by default. So I turned on the firewall on Ubuntu using "sudo ufw enable" . 

Even now the calls worked between Ubuntu and Fedora. So to tst again, i turned on the Firewall on f11 and the calls stopped connecting. 

So to summarize, the status of firewall on Ubuntu did not matter and the status of the Firewall on Fedora decided if the calls connected or not. 

I am attaching the output of "iptables -L -n" from both fedora 11 and Ubuntu 9.04 here so we can investigate further.

Comment 4 Aniket 2009-09-10 19:07:38 UTC
Created attachment 360554 [details]
firewall settings on fedora

Comment 5 Aniket 2009-09-10 19:08:00 UTC
Created attachment 360555 [details]
firewall settings on Ubuntu

Comment 6 Bug Zapper 2010-04-28 10:15:57 UTC
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Comment 7 Bug Zapper 2010-06-28 14:34:02 UTC
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