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pretty sure that's why he decided against line as well
 
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When I try to make an account for the server, a username and password window shows up, and no matter what I type in the boxes, it says registration failed internal server error. What am I doing wrong? I'm not new to this sort of thing, so I don't know why I'm getting an error.
 
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did you follow the instructions as I detailed them in that one post
 
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Checked at 1 PM EST. Wierd.
 
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you spelled cstsf wrong
 
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did you follow the instructions as I detailed them in that one post
Yeah, and then I double and triple-checked. No clue why it's messing up :/
 
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When ever I try to connect a message comes up saying,
"Dualhack@noxid.ca/ disabled
Not authorized"
Here's what the debug window says when I try to connect
Code:
(22:49:24) account: Connecting to account Dualhack@noxid.ca/.(22:49:24) connection: Connecting. gc = 060E0870(22:49:24) dnssrv: querying SRV record for noxid.ca: _xmpp-client._tcp.noxid.ca(22:49:24) dnssrv: found 1 SRV entries(22:49:24) dnsquery: Performing DNS lookup for noxid.no-ip.org(22:49:24) dnsquery: IP resolved for noxid.no-ip.org(22:49:24) proxy: Attempting connection to 99.251.201.13(22:49:24) proxy: Connecting to noxid.no-ip.org:5222 with no proxy(22:49:24) proxy: Connection in progress(22:49:24) proxy: Connecting to noxid.no-ip.org:5222.(22:49:24) proxy: Connected to noxid.no-ip.org:5222.(22:49:24) jabber: Sending (Dualhack@noxid.ca): <?xml version='1.0' ?>(22:49:24) jabber: Sending (Dualhack@noxid.ca): <stream:stream to='noxid.ca' xmlns='jabber:client' xmlns:stream='http://etherx.jabber.org/streams' version='1.0'>(22:49:24) jabber: Recv (418): <?xml version='1.0'?><stream:stream xmlns:stream='http://etherx.jabber.org/streams' version='1.0' from='noxid.ca' id='8c29ed70-292f-422d-ad86-c810f1e19046' xml:lang='en' xmlns='jabber:client'><stream:features><register xmlns='http://jabber.org/features/iq-register'/><mechanisms xmlns='urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:xmpp-sasl'><mechanism>SCRAM-SHA-1</mechanism><mechanism>DIGEST-MD5</mechanism></mechanisms></stream:features>(22:49:24) sasl: Mechs found: SCRAM-SHA-1 DIGEST-MD5(22:49:24) jabber: Sending (Dualhack@noxid.ca): <auth xmlns='urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:xmpp-sasl' mechanism='DIGEST-MD5' xmlns:ga='http://www.google.com/talk/protocol/auth' ga:client-uses-full-bind-result='true'/>(22:49:24) jabber: Recv (204): <challenge xmlns='urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:xmpp-sasl'>cmVhbG09Im5veGlkLmNhIixub25jZT0iMzI5ZDQ4ZDYtOTUzNS00ZmUxLTgwMzItOTM5MmNhMDYyOTEzIixxb3A9ImF1dGgiLGNoYXJzZXQ9dXRmLTgsYWxnb3JpdGhtPW1kNS1zZXNz</challenge>(22:49:24) sasl: DIGEST-MD5 client step 2(22:49:24) sasl: DIGEST-MD5 parse_server_challenge()(22:49:24) sasl: DIGEST-MD5 ask_user_info()(22:49:24) sasl: DIGEST-MD5 make_client_response()(22:49:24) jabber: Sending (Dualhack@noxid.ca): <response xmlns='urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:xmpp-sasl'>dXNlcm5hbWU9ImR1YWxoYWNrIixyZWFsbT0ibm94aWQuY2EiLG5vbmNlPSIzMjlkNDhkNi05NTM1LTRmZTEtODAzMi05MzkyY2EwNjI5MTMiLGNub25jZT0ieFNFZkxZZjJ0dlNJdm9xcHRtK1daYUE3b3dmaThBTnQvTTJxYVVQWS9kUT0iLG5jPTAwMDAwMDAxLHFvcD1hdXRoLG1heGJ1Zj00MDk2LGRpZ2VzdC11cmk9InhtcHAvbm94aWQubm8taXAub3JnIixyZXNwb25zZT01YmZkNjRiYTY0NTNiYzgwYWFmZDY2ZmE2ZGRjNmQ0OCxjaGFyc2V0PXV0Zi04</response>(22:49:25) jabber: Recv (77): <failure xmlns='urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:xmpp-sasl'><not-authorized/></failure>(22:49:25) sasl: DIGEST-MD5 client mech dispose(22:49:25) sasl: DIGEST-MD5 common mech dispose(22:49:25) sasl: Mechs found: SCRAM-SHA-1(22:49:25) sasl: No worthy mechs found(22:49:25) connection: Connection error on 060E0870 (reason: 2 description: Not Authorized)(22:49:25) account: Disconnecting account Dualhack@noxid.ca/ (029BF2B0)(22:49:25) connection: Disconnecting connection 060E0870(22:49:25) jabber: Sending (Dualhack@noxid.ca): </stream:stream>(22:49:25) connection: Destroying connection 060E0870(22:49:30) util: Writing file accounts.xml to directory C:\Users\MATHEW\AppData\Roaming\.purple(22:49:30) util: Writing file C:\Users\MATHEW\AppData\Roaming\.purple\accounts.xml(22:49:48) network: found network 'fios-router.home'(22:49:48) network: Received Network Change Notification. Current network count is 1, previous count was 1.
use ur coding magic to fix tank

EDIT: I found out that my error is due to not making an account when I join. Trying to make an account doesn't work cuz of the internal server error.
Noxid go fix ur server
 
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If I try making an account, I get an internal server error. What do I do?
 
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I will investigate this issue
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I have given prosody permission to write to its own directories
please try again
 
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so we're using a new chat now? #curlybrace on esper.net is outdated?
 
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Pretty much, yeah.
 
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I am recommending to Everyone to Immediately Uninstall Skype from ALL of your computers! I have an alternative to Skype but you will have to encourage all your friends and family to change to that solution, “Jitsi” is an Open Source Project that is free and could fit nicely as a Skype replacement. The entire Jitsi site is even HTTPS secured…
It’s not a big stretch to suspect that we all are being watched, through our phones, cell, web cams, e-mail, txts, posts in forums, blogs and the like. My own analysis many different networks, wired and otherwise has shown a marked increase in outbound packets, way above what is required for the proper operation of a computer within Windows and the Mac OS. Currently the various Linux flavors show more normal packet volumes over multiple network types…
 
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i have already uninstalled skype from all of my home's computers and phones and our neighbors' computers as well. the purge has spread throughout our street and i will work to further eliminate the skype threat. thank you for your tireless work, my friend
 
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jho said:
It’s not a big stretch to suspect that we all are being watched, through our phones, cell, web cams, e-mail, txts, posts in forums, blogs and the like. My own analysis many different networks, wired and otherwise has shown a marked increase in outbound packets, way above what is required for the proper operation of a computer within Windows and the Mac OS. Currently the various Linux flavors show more normal packet volumes over multiple network types…
That sounds pretty paranoid... You don't have much to worry about if you nothing to hide :)

The main issue I have with Skype is high memory usage. I think everyone should use IRC instead.
Audio/video are pretty easy to identify, so I think they'd be more likely to be targeted.
 
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Well, I would've suggested Tox myself, but seems like Noxid has already done so.

Anyways, Tox has gotten a lot farther into developement, and it has evolved into a glorious IM software!

It has clients on all sorts of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Androids, iOS, and two other weird ones.

The best client being qTox, which has about all the features you would want, and then some more. Here's what qTox can do:
-1v1 messages
-group chats
-audio
-group audio
-video
-audio filtering
-avatars
-contact aliases
-desktop sharing
-file transfer
-emoticons (can choose different emoticon packs, and *most* use obscure unicode characters for the emoticons, so rest assured :3 will be preserved!)
-faux offline messaging
-chat logs
-inline images
-software themes
-multilingual
-typing notifications
-audio notifications

Not to mention it's incredibly intuitive, streamlined, and VERY secure! So if anything I'd highly recommend Tox over anything else.

I'm also glad to help with Tox installation and/or the workings and whatnot!
 
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I have an issue with the group call now where I can see what other people are typing, but I can't send my own messages, they stay in limbo forever. My husband has the same thing with a different group call. We can't even leave to be re-invited, in case that fixes anything.

Skype is garbage and this issue is the pinnacle of all the garbage. Oh yeah, and the mobile version I have crashes way too often.
 
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Imo skype sucks but its still the best out there, considering we couldn't find a suitable replacement
 
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Imo skype sucks but its still the best out there, considering we couldn't find a suitable replacement
But what of Tox? From what I've skimmed through, there hasn't been any serious consideration regarding Tox yet. It has also went through a lot over the past year, and from personal experience is a very viable option to choose.
 
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there's plenty of suitable replacements. You just have to pick one that suits you

I'd use telegram if it didn't need my damn phone number, so pidgin is what I have now.
 
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there's plenty of suitable replacements. You just have to pick one that suits you

I'd use telegram if it didn't need my damn phone number, so pidgin is what I have now.
Sadly, no matter how much better anything is than Skype it will always have one downfall: very few people use it. So you can call very few people. It would require a mass migration of people from Skype to certain other video chatting program.
 
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