Pidgin and Gajim are both DNS-leaking, what IM-tool for Jabber are you using?

kazaam kazaam at
Sun Jan 13 08:13:36 UTC 2008

I tested pidgin 2.2.1 on linux and the DNS-Leaking is related to the plugins of the different protocols and not pidgin itself. So ICQ e.g. is not leaking the dns but Jabber is!

On Sat, 12 Jan 2008 15:40:04 -0800
Kyle Williams <kyle.kwilliams at> wrote:

> kazaam wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I tested today Pidgin and Gajim for DNS-leaking and found that both are doing it. In Both you can't circumvent it. Even when using a http-proxy they still resolve the dns by themselves not using the proxy. What is your preferred IM-application for jabber?
> > 
> > greets
> I'm using Pidgin 2.3.1 in Windows XP connected to Tor via Socks5 and 
> have not seen any DNS request leave my machine when observing traffic 
> with Wireshark.
> - Kyle

kazaam <kazaam at>

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