Subject: Re: gaim
To: None <>
From: Jim Breton <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 12/06/2002 08:47:31
On Tue, Dec 03, 2002 at 10:23:17AM -0500, wrote:
> no.. im on my personal network at home, where other people are using AIM
> no problem..

The AIM servers listen on a great number of ports (all ports?), other
clients may have been configured to use one that is permitted through the
firewall.  In fact the AOL Win* AIM client has a feature designed
specifically to find a port that your firewall permits.

I am not going to go so far as to say I think the firewally is your
problem, but, do check to what port your other clients are checking and
configure Gaim to use the same; see if that works.

(Also try telnetting to that server/port and make sure you can connect to
it _at all_ from your NetBSD box.  Gaim has worked great for me in Linux,
can't imagine that you'd have any unsolvable problems.)