As the result of a recent server-side change, anyone using the Unix Yahoo! Messenger client may connecting to the wrong (read: legacy, unsupported) group of servers. This may result in random disconnects.
To solve this, you have two options:
- The easy way. Exit messenger and remove your ~/.ymessenger/preferences file. Restart messenger.
- The harder way. Exit messenger. Edit your ~/.ymessenger/preferences, replacing scs.yahoo.com with scs.msg.yahoo.com on the ConnectionServerline and restart your messenger client.
In short, you preferences file should say this:
Why there's no built-in facility for doing this and no automatic warning when you connect to the wrong server group is a bit of a mystery to me.
Posted by jzawodn at November 03, 2003 04:56 PM