In the past (perhaps with v. 0.15 of so) I was able to voice-chat with a user
directly connected to the Internet on their end.
My Gajim is on the LAN behind a router, his Gajim and Jitsi were on a machine
directly plugged into a DSL modem.
I am trying to do that with Gajim 0.16.5 and it is not working. It is not even
working when the same user connects to my LAN over VPN.
It is not even working between 2 machines on my LAN. They are in the same
sub-net with no firewalls whatsoever.
Pressing microphone or webcam button does absolutely nothing with the Gajim
clients, and if they are using Jitsi they get a call that never connects.
I never get their calls in Gajim, as if they never tried to initiate audio or
The file transfers do not work either. I can probably send one file on the LAN,
but sending 2-3 files results in 1 of them getting forever stuck on my end at
96% and on their end they appear as cancelled as if I stopped the transfer on
File transfers over the Internet do not work at all, they all appear cancelled
on the receiving end. When that user connects via VPN it does not work too. The
VPN setup is such that they can only connect to the XMPP server and do not have
a direct connection to any other hosts on the LAN. The XMPP server has media
and file transfer proxies enabled.
So bottom line is – nothing but text messaging works at all.
Did anyone else try to use Gajim for voice, video and file transfers? Did that
This is so odd: there is a dozen open source chat programs out there such as
Miranda, Phi, Pidgin, Ekiga, Gajim, Jitsi etc that advertise the voice/video
calls, but none of them actually work for me, and my LAN/WAN set up is nothing
unorthodox. Jitsi to Jitsi kind of works, and at some point I was able to even
share desktop simultaneously with voice/video chat, but there is a one big
show-stopper about Jitsi: it constantly freezes solid under Linux and has to be
killed and re-started. It also freezes solid when switching keyboard to a
non-Latin layout. So I cannot use that and have to look for other solution, but
I could ask Yann if he ever tested these scenarios, but he does not seem to be
forthcoming towards the bug reports as of lately, so I am not holding my breath.
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