4 Replies Latest reply: Nov 15, 2012 12:41 PM by Ralph Johns (UK)
Mec OS Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

in the office we are using bonjour, and i can message everyone in my office, except they can't message me unless i start the conversation.

 

what is up with that?

is there a privacy setting that i don't know about?

 

edit:

 

we are all on lion with ichat 6.0.2

  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (69,740 points)

    HI,

     

    Are you showing in their Buddy Lists ?

     

    iChat 6 can have 4 types of Buddy Lists.

    AIM, Jabber and Yahoo and then Bonjour.

     

    The Bonjour one cannot Add Buddies.

    It gets populated from the other Macs on the LAN that have iChat with the Bonjour account Enabled.

    Your iChat takes your "Real Name" from your Address Book and broadcasts this as your Buddy Name.

     

    I would start by checking that your Address Book has Details in the My Card (Head and Shoulders icon).

    It should have of course your First Name, Last Name details at least.

    I actually have the My Cards on my three Computers slightly different so that I can tell which is which in the Buddy lists.

    I could see a situation where a My card was Blank.

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    7:35 PM      Wednesday; November 14, 2012


    Please, if posting Logs, do not post any Log info after the line "Binary Images for iChat"

     

      iMac 2.5Ghz 5i 2011 (Mountain Lion 10.8.2)
     G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
     MacBookPro 2Gb (Snow Leopard 10.6.8)
     Mac OS X (10.6.8),
     Couple of iPhones and an iPad

    "Limit the Logs to the Bits above Binary Images."  No, Seriously

  • Mec OS Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    yes i show up on their list as available. if they try to message me, they don't get any errors or anything, simply nothing happens on my side. then they call me to complain.

     

    once i message them, they can write normally, till me or they, go iddle, then the issue starts all over again.

     

    my Me card on addressbook is fully filled.

  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (69,740 points)

    HI,

     

    The Buddy list are populated using port 5353

    This is the same port that makes the Computers show upon in each others Shares in the Finder Side bar.

    It tends to be open to local traffic in most routers.

     

    IMs are sent on either port 5297 or 5298.

    The reason I don't actually know which is because I have never set my Port and IP address checked (Little Snitch) to monitor Local traffic.

     

    On the basis that AIM Login used  to use port 5190 on both TCP and UDP for Logins and then File Sharing it is more likely to be port 5298 (As this needs TCP and UDP)

     

    I would check that Local traffic is allowed To your computer through any Router and is allowed in the Firewall

    Sending out tends to make holes in any firewall.

     

     

     

     

     

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    9:25 PM      Wednesday; November 14, 2012


    Please, if posting Logs, do not post any Log info after the line "Binary Images for iChat"

     

      iMac 2.5Ghz 5i 2011 (Mountain Lion 10.8.2)
     G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
     MacBookPro 2Gb (Snow Leopard 10.6.8)
     Mac OS X (10.6.8),
     Couple of iPhones and an iPad

    "Limit the Logs to the Bits above Binary Images."  No, Seriously

  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (69,740 points)

    Hi,

     

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    8:41 PM      Thursday; November 15, 2012


    Please, if posting Logs, do not post any Log info after the line "Binary Images for iChat"

     

      iMac 2.5Ghz 5i 2011 (Mountain Lion 10.8.2)
     G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
     MacBookPro 2Gb (Snow Leopard 10.6.8)
     Mac OS X (10.6.8),
     Couple of iPhones and an iPad

    "Limit the Logs to the Bits above Binary Images."  No, Seriously