Subject: Re: gaim
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jim Breton <email@example.com>
Date: 12/06/2002 08:47:31
On Tue, Dec 03, 2002 at 10:23:17AM -0500, firstname.lastname@example.org 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.)