#1179 closed defect (notabug)

[GTalk] Error while reading from server

Reported by: anonymous Owned by:
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: BitlBee Version: 3.2.1
Keywords: gtalk tls Cc:
IRC client+version: Client-independent Operating System: Linux
OS version/distro: Ubuntu 14.04


Cannot connect to GTalk (Google Apps with custom domain) in Ubuntu 14.04.

16:02 <@root> gtalk - Logging in: Connecting
16:02 <@root> gtalk - Logging in: Connected to server, logging in
16:02 <@root> gtalk - Logging in: Converting stream to TLS
16:02 <@root> gtalk - Logging in: Connected to server, logging in
16:03 <@root> gtalk - Login error: Error while reading from server
16:03 <@root> gtalk - Logging in: Signing off..
$ acc gtalk set

15:59 <@root> activity_timeout = `600'
15:59 <@root> auto_connect = `true'
15:59 <@root> auto_reconnect = `true'
15:59 <@root> away is empty
15:59 <@root> nick_format = `%full_name'
15:59 <@root> nick_source = `handle'
15:59 <@root> oauth = `false'
15:59 <@root> password = `********' (hidden)
15:59 <@root> port = `5222'
15:59 <@root> priority = `0'
15:59 <@root> proxy = `<local>;<auto>'
15:59 <@root> resource = `BitlBee'
15:59 <@root> resource_select = `activity'
15:59 <@root> server = `'
15:59 <@root> ssl = `false'
15:59 <@root> status is empty
15:59 <@root> tag = `gtalk'
15:59 <@root> tls = `true'
15:59 <@root> tls_verify = `true'
15:59 <@root> user_agent = `BitlBee'
15:59 <@root> username = `user@mydomain'
15:59 <@root> xmlconsole = `false'

It actually manages to connect once every 100 tries and once disconnected, it gets very hard to connect back.

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comment:1 Changed at 2014-10-15T14:11:13Z by anonymous

GNU TLS info

from ldd: => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (0x00007f895ad36000)

from apt:

Package: libgnutls26
Version: 2.12.23-12ubuntu2

comment:2 Changed at 2014-10-17T04:14:09Z by dx

Priority: criticalnormal

One issue with gtalk that was reported semi-recently on irc had a workaround that was changing the "server" setting to any address different to the current one, and it would work for the next connection.

I managed to reproduce that one once, but can't do it anymore.

So yeah, try any of these, see if it helps, if not try a different one.

account gtalk set server
account gtalk set server
account gtalk set server
account gtalk set server
account gtalk set server

(Also you may be interested in joining #bitlbee in OFTC to get replies in less time than 38 hours.)

comment:3 Changed at 2014-10-18T15:13:24Z by anonymous

Now I'm using and can't reproduce anymore

comment:4 Changed at 2015-03-15T22:39:56Z by dx

Resolution: notabug
Status: newclosed

Closing since this doesn't seem to happen anymore, and either way it was a problem with their servers, not with us.

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