Re: [debian-user] licq wont send messages
Please adjust your line width to something reasonable. THANK YOU.
> I send my messages to the icq.mirabilis.com server and recieve an ack for
> them, they just don't make it to the person i'm sending to.
Q: I'm receiving offline messages again each time I log in.
A: A0L changed the v5 protocol; the parameter to the ack command now is
checked to have the correct value, which is unknown.
S: Just ignore them.
Q: I'm sending messages over the server, but they're just dropped.
A: A0L does "some" spam restriction if you're using ivqv5; you're not
allowed to send too frequently over the server, otherwise packets
will be dropped.
S1: Try to use a direct TCP connection.
S2: Add a counter and let your peer ack them so you know they're read.
Q: I'm trying to use a direct TCP connection.
A: The newest Windows ICQ has set, and will set upon upgrade, the option
"ignore connections from older clients".
S: Educate your windows users to switch it off.
Q: Which clients do have this problem?
A: All clients using icqv5, including Windows ICQ98.
S: Use Jabber instead, it has a known and public protocal, and there are
more than just one server. Or wait till icqv7 is implemented.
Yours, Rüdiger (having mICQ CVS write access)
A "No" uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a
"Yes" merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble.
-- Mahatma Gandhi