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?