View Full Version : [ubuntu] Connection refused

November 15th, 2009, 06:12 PM
Hi everyone.
Basically I can't connect to the msn servers so pidgin won't work. I get a connection refused error in pidgin and when using telnet:
telnet messenger.hotmail.com 1863

According to http://www.canyouseeme.org/ port 1863 isn't open but I have set it as open on my router.

Any suggestions?


November 15th, 2009, 07:09 PM
If it's open in the router then it might still be closed on your local machine. Are you running a firewall? If Ubuntu is as like Mint as I think it is, then you probably have ufw installed by default (although IIRC it isn't enabled by default).