msn messenger and firewall problem

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by guest, Nov 21, 2005.

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  1. guest

    guest Guest

    My brother is having troubles getting onto MSN Messenger using his work computer. He says it is because of the firewall, perhaps blocking some ports. He tried MSN web Messenger and that seems to work fine, but he doesn’t want to use MSN web messenger, so what do you guys recommends he does? Just install an older version of MSN Messenger? Or perhaps use one of those Multi protocol IM clients? He needs some suggestions, please help out.
  2. zcv

    zcv Registered Member

    Dec 11, 2002
    What firewall?

    I'm think that if Msn Messenger is used as a chat client then it needs "server rights" - meaning the ability to passively listen on a port.

    Regards - Charles
  3. guest

    guest Guest

    i am not sure what firewall it is. and he does not know also.
  4. CrazyM

    CrazyM Firewall Expert

    Feb 9, 2002
    BC, Canada
    Perhaps it is blocked at the firewall for a reason. Does his work have any policy in regards to the use chat programs? Has he asked the IT staff about it?


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