what addtinal port used in WLM14

Discussion in 'Windows Live Messenger' started by WU, Apr 30, 2010.

  1. WU

    WU Guest

    Hi,

    I have company laptop installed Mcafee firewall and antivirus. I can use
    WLM8.5 in the past without any problem. However, after mandatory upgraded to
    WLM14, WLM always stop responding after a while. The reason could be some
    ports are blocked in the firewall. Does anyone know which
    additional/different ports are used by WLM14 comparing to WLM8.5?

    Thanks
     
    WU, Apr 30, 2010
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  2. Greetings WU,

    The ports are identical. Messenger is designed to operate in environments with everything
    blocked other than port 80 (http) and 443 (https). So, I really doubt this is the problem.

    It could literally be anything I'm afraid, everything from other applications trying to use
    Messenger to hooked windows. You could dump the Messenger process when it freezes up to
    analyze the crash dump, but as we don't have debug symbols for Messenger, it isn't always
    that useful.

    --
    Jonathan Kay
    Microsoft MVP - Windows Live Messenger
    MSN Messenger/Windows Messenger
    MessengerGeek Blog: http://www.messengergeek.com
    Messenger Resources: http://messenger.jonathankay.com
    (c) 2010 Jonathan Kay - If redistributing, you must include this signature or citation
     
    Jonathan Kay [MVP], May 3, 2010
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  3. WU

    wu Guest

    Hi, Jonathan:

    I think something changed in WLM14, I put another harddisk into my laptop
    and installed everything same except Macfee Antivitus and firewall. WLM14
    works fine.

    Wu
     
    wu, May 11, 2010
    #3
  4. Hi Wu,

    Third-party firewall software like McAfee is well known for breaking Messenger.

    --
    Jonathan Kay
    Microsoft MVP - Windows Live Messenger
    MSN Messenger/Windows Messenger
    MessengerGeek Blog: http://www.messengergeek.com
    Messenger Resources: http://messenger.jonathankay.com
    (c) 2010 Jonathan Kay - If redistributing, you must include this signature or citation
     
    Jonathan Kay [MVP], May 15, 2010
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