Running Ubuntu 10.10 at home and at work.
Connecting to work from home, trying to use "ssh -D 10001 user@machine" to create a SOCKS5 proxy from my local machine:10001 to my work machine, and trying to run pidgin-sipe through that. The SOCKS proxy/tunnel is up, because I can route Firefox through it. But whenever I try to connect to the MSOC server, it spins the spinner icon for a few seconds and then says "connection failed, [modify account] [reconnect]"
On the ACCOUNT proxy settings (not the global pidgin account settings), I set proxy type = SOCKS5, host = localhost, port = 10001, username = '' and password = ''. The "advanced" tab is set to the same settings I am using on my work PC.
If I make the same proxy settings on my Yahoo! account, it connects through the SSH tunnel to my work PC and on out to Yahoo. But these proxy settings don't work for MSOC.