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Webcams and Yahoo Messenger

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by mc_oliver, Sep 8, 2004.

  1. mc_oliver

    mc_oliver

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    Everytime I use my office connection to access the net, the web cam features of YM doesn't work. I know we have a firewall and connect via a proxy server.

    Do I need to configure our proxy server to be able to work with YM's web cam features?

    Thanks a lot.
     
  2. BikerGoddess

    BikerGoddess Got hairspray?

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    Yes. And configure Yahoo to use your proxy.

    Don't bother asking them for help; they'll quote the FAQ back to you, even if you state there's not enough information in it.

    Laura
     

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    Really appreciate the reply Laura. :)

    Would you happen to know what sort of ports or "other stuff" I need to open or install in the server?

    Thanks a lot.
     
  4. BikerGoddess

    BikerGoddess Got hairspray?

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    Nope, they were less than helpful ;)

    But, while trying to figure it out, I managed to reset my AP back to factory standards, and have pretty much left it anything out. Then the power supply to my camera crapped out and I haven't bought a new one. I think it worked once or twice, but god knows what I did. It certainly wasn't because Yahoo help helped.

    You could download a personal firewall like Tiny and set it to ask you everything, then try connecting and see what comes up. Or get a packet sniffer like Ethereal, but those are harder to read.

    How's that for not helpful? Maybe I should apply to Yahoo to help write their FAQs ;f

    Laura
     
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    Laura, you are far too helpful to work at Yahoo. You need to repeat after me... "It's not working huh? The problems is on your end then."

    I don't remember what ports Yahoo Messenger runs on. Isn't it something stupid like 54xx something? Or is that AIM?