[icq-devel] direct connections behaviour when using a proxy

Mark van Cuijk webmaster at phedny.zzn.com
Wed Dec 11 19:38:15 CET 2002


Yes, I do understand what's going on. I'll describe one detail a little more.
Since ICQ is configured to connect throught a proxy server, it will not only use this proxy for connections to the ICQ network, but also for direct connections. Not only 
outbound (which are functioning actually the same as a connections to the network), but also inbound, in which case it asks the proxy to open a port.

So actually, it's the proxy which listens for connections and not the ICQ client.

Take this with a pinch of salt, ICQ might be listening on some port, but it's not expecting you on it, so it refuses to speak to you. It's expecting the connection via the 

- Mark

11-12-2002 18:38:39, <rad2k at mail.ru> wrote:

>Hmm In case your reply was for my problem..thanks
>but that isn't my problem, sorry ;)
>Since i wrote already that both my client and the other client are on the same LAN and the DC is established using the LAN ip's i dont need to worry about using proxy's 
either socks or not.
>My problem is still weird, when a mirabilis client on the other side
>of the LAN has a proxy configured to connect to the icq server, after opening a socket THROUGH THE LAN, the remote mirabilis client will ignore my DC packets.
>Doesn't matter if you still don't understand wtf is going on since
>as soon as possible ill continue trying to make this lovely
>protocol work.

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