[TriLUG] gaim/ircd help
Joseph Mack NA3T
jmack at wm7d.net
Thu Oct 12 14:29:36 EDT 2006
At home my son can't get his windows instant message client
to connect to someplace he's setup an account with (he's
immediately disconnected). So I thought I'd set up a linux
irc server and linux client at home to find out what was
wrong. I have no idea what I'm doing except to find a
server/client pair and see if I can get them working.
For the server I'm using ircd-hybrid-7.2.2. It's up and (at
least according to netstat) listening on port 6667.
I set the IP, port, name string of server and a few other
obvious things (including allowing users *@192.168.2.0/24
- my network) in ircd.conf
On the server (or another linux machine on the network) I do
#telnet server_IP 6667
telnet feeds me some reasonable looking prompts (which I
don't know how to reply to) and about a minute later the
server closes with "Registration timed out". netstat shows
the telnet client connecting.
Next I compiled up gaim-1.5.0 and ran gaim. I get a welcome
screen and am asked for protocol, username and passwd. Here
I'm getting into trouble. Does the server have the username
and passwd? The gaim documentation says to get an account
with the people running the server. If so I can't see any
place in ircd.conf for username passwd (other than the
firstname.lastname@example.org/24 in ircd.conf). So at the gaim end I
make up a user name joe at server_name and give myself a passwd
I find that I can only set the server for the protocol
"Jabber" - presumably the servers are fixed for the other
protocols. I find a ~/.gaim/accounts.xml file with the wrong
port which I change to 6667.
I try to connect to the ircd server with gaim, to find I'm
immediately disconnected, with a notice about a xml parse
error in the GUI. netstat on the server shows no sign of a
connection (eg FIN_WAIT). Presumably I haven't got as far as
making a connection from the client box. I then run `gaim
--debug` to find that gaim can't open pounces.xml and
status.xml (there is no pounces.xml or status.xml in the
gaim build tree). There are no xml parse errors shown in the
debug output. However the gaim client seems to be getting
messages back from the server - the same prompts I got with
the telnet client.
The gaim documention isn't helpful here.
Any pointers from here?
Joseph Mack NA3T EME(B,D), FM05lw North Carolina
jmack (at) wm7d (dot) net - azimuthal equidistant map
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