RISC OS MSN clients paralysed, brieflyBy Chris Williams. Published: 18th Nov 2002, 04:25:42 | Permalink | Printable
Problem fixed. Pesky IP changes.If you've recently tried using !MSN to connect to the famous MSN Messenger network for some instant messaging fun, you've probably experienced an error that's lead to you being unable to log on to the MSN service. Well, cue a sigh of relief - the problem has now been fixed.
The connection problem was due to a change in the IPs that the MSN servers use. The low level networking code employed by !MSN expects a given IP to resolve to a hostname, like the way the IP
22.214.171.124 resolves to
drobe.co.uk. The new MSN servers' IPs do not resolve back to a hostname (unlike the previous ones) which caused the software upset. !MSN author Philip Hardy was, however, able to track down the problem over the weekend and release a fixed version on Sunday night, version 0.20a.
We're told by Philip that the RISC OS shareware instant messaging client Natter also suffered the same problem as !MSN but that's too been fixed. We just like to mention that drobe.co.uk likes this kind of efficiency among developers.
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