[JDEV] MSN Transport Problems

Ben Schumacher ben-jdev at blahr.com
Mon Jan 21 10:27:24 CST 2002

Are you able to tell if you have successfully connected to the MSN server
through Jabber? What should happen in JIM is after you have registered
with the transport, it should show up on your roster, and if your
authentication credentials are correct, the lightbulb next to the
transport in your roster should be "on".

If you're seeing this, then log into the other MSN account and see if you
can get presence information from the MSN account you're using with
Jabber. (You should see the other account as "online".)

If this works correctly, messaging should be working fine.

However, there are several reasons this could fail. For example, if you
have a firewall between your Jabber server and the MSN server, it is
possible that it might be blocking the necessary socket connection that it
would need to authenticate.

If you provided more information on the environment you've set your Jabber
server up on, it might be easier to track down the problem you're



On Mon, 21 Jan 2002, Riyaad Miller wrote:
> That would be the situation 
> I have attempted both with no luck 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ben Schumacher [mailto:ben at blahr.com]
> Sent: Friday, January 18, 2002 7:16 PM
> To: jdev at codc.com
> Cc: Riyaad Miller
> Subject: Re: [JDEV] MSN Transport Problems
> On Fri, 18 Jan 2002, Joe Hildebrand wrote:
> > "Riyaad Miller" <RMiller at mweb.com> writes:
> > > Could somebody show me the 'light' side on this query.
> > >
> > > I've setup a MSN id and downloaded the MSN chat client on my local
> > > desktop. Note I also have WinJab and JIM running on my machine. Here's
> > > the problem ...  When I go online with my MSN userid, theoretically
> > > according to my limited understanding of Jabber, I should be able to
> > > find myself (merely testing here), add myself to my list of contact
> > > and in theory ....chat to me myself, one as the MSN user, the other as
> > > the Jabber user. Problem is though ... I don't!  
> I'm a little confused about what you're trying to do here. Are you
> attempting to use the same MSN account through both the Jabber client and
> server and the MSN client?
> For example, if you have only one MSN account (user at hotmail.com), you 
> can't be logged into that account through both Jabber and MSN at the same
> time. Try setting up another bogus MSN (Hotmail) account and log into that
> one through MSN and see if you can contact your other account through
> Jabber.
> > Have you tried this with a different MSN user?  You can't be logged in
> > to the same MSN account from more than one place at a time.
> Indeed.
> Ben

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