Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Pidgin and Gtalk behind a firewall

Google didn't include instructions for how to set up Pidgin when you are behind an ISA 2006 firewall.

I needed to change the normal port 5222 to port 443 to get through the firewall and then I had to enable the old SSL protocol. I don't understand why the SSL/TLS failed. Maybe it had something to do with the Debian SSL certificate problem.

How do I configure Pidgin for Google Talk?


  1. Just wanted to drop a note to say that I found this page via a google search and it helped me connect via Pidgin to Google Talk behind the corporate firewall. Thanks for this post!

  2. I found this link through google search too and it helped me connect to the google talk. Thanks

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