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Projects & Development => GORF => Online Chat => Topic started by: TH300 on October 07, 2011, 09:37:37 PM

Title: Spark Trouble
Post by: TH300 on October 07, 2011, 09:37:37 PM
Well, I am not starting with the actual problem, but with a suggestion:

Since we are no longer using irc it would be appropriate to rename this forum to xmpp or to create a new forum for xmpp. If you do the latter, you should move this thread.

The problem that I'm having is: I don't receive some chat messages sent by other people in <outpost2@conference.outpost2.net>. It happens that people are chatting for half an hour (or even longer) and I don't receive (or see) any of their messages. I also don't receive any error message. A workaround is for me to close the chat window and rejoin, upon which I receive the last xy messages.

I am going to use another client as soon as I have an appropriate one.
Title: Spark Trouble
Post by: Lukc on June 03, 2012, 12:25:02 PM
Well, as far as I can tell, it is not possible to connect to that XMPP server anymore, soÖ

Personally, I get DNS errors (host not found), things like that. Maybe it would be better to use a third party server?

And btw, all XMPP clients cannot list the rooms of a server, so giving the room name on the xmpp page would be greatÖ
Title: Spark Trouble
Post by: Hooman on June 05, 2012, 12:53:36 AM
Hmm, I've experienced no problems using Spark. I'm not too sure what to suggest at the moment.

You're probably right about listing the main room though. I've added a small note to the webpage.
Title: Spark Trouble
Post by: Lukc on June 05, 2012, 02:07:06 AM
What I meant was the JID of the room, for clients connecting only by JIDs. (for what I understood, it is outpost2@conference.outpost2.net)

As for my problem, here it is:

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Sent a join request to <outpost2@conference.outpost2.net>...
Received error packet [remote-server-not-found] from <outpost2@conference.outpost2.net/Lukc>
Error message from server: Server-to-server connection failed: DNS resolution failed

It may be linked to the missing messages TH300 is experiencing, but would be very strange. Iím not sure what could be the problem atm. :/
Title: Spark Trouble
Post by: TH300 on June 05, 2012, 01:23:06 PM
I have a JID registered on outpost2.net, hence no server-to-server communication for me.

Furthermore, I have a theory on what caused the not-receiving of some messages for me: The pings sent by the server sometimes don't reach my comp (for whatever reason - maybe they're not actually sent, maybe they're dropped somewhere in my home network...). Since my client doesn't receive some pings it will sometimes not respond to them. For the server this looks like the connection to my client was terminated.

I solved that problem by writing my own client which periodically pings the server to tell the server that the connection is still active.

But as I said: My problem was a client-to-server thing, and I've always been able to establish a connection.
Title: Spark Trouble
Post by: RipperKhan on June 07, 2012, 10:50:32 AM
check host files .check firewall settings. also maybe ur isp dns is crap. use googles instead :P
Title: Spark Trouble
Post by: Lukc on September 05, 2012, 01:31:35 AM
My hosts file is fine, my firewall is fine and my DNS is fine. Anyway, I canít change any of this as I use my client through SSH on a friendís server, which works fine.

Could you give me the IP so that I could check whether or not I can connect to the server without DNS? Also, are you using IPv4, IPv6 or both on your XMPP server? I know upyum.com had problems with IPv6 XMPP connections (some Lua libraries were missing, IIRC).
Title: Spark Trouble
Post by: Hooman on September 06, 2012, 01:48:03 AM
It's connecting to outpost2.net, which I see resolves to I connected to the server to verify, and netstat does indeed show a connection to that address.