Dimdim 4.5 on XP VMware issues

  • Nobody/Anonymous


    I've been using your software since v3.5. The recent flash player upgrade bug has caused me to try to move to v4.5. After I import the image into VMware and run it, I can get a ip using ifconfig. However, when I try to access the following ip/dimdim/ firefox gives a Network Timeout error. There is no firewall blocking it. Any ideas why this would be?

    • Nobody/Anonymous

      Another bit of information.

      When I type ifconfig into the terminal, I get 128.X.X.X out. When I try to go to 128.X.X.X/dimdim/ sometime redirects me to 192.X.X.X for some reason.

      When I ping 192.X.X.X I get the following
      Pinging 192.X.X.X with 32 bytes of data:
      Request timed out.
      Request timed out.
      Request timed out.
      Request timed out.
      Ping statistics for 192.X.X.X:
          Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 0, Lost = 4 (100% loss),

      When I ping 128.X.X.X I get the following
      Pinging 128.X.X.Xwith 32 bytes of data:
      Reply from 128.X.X.X: bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=64
      Reply from 128.X.X.X: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64
      Reply from 128.X.X.X: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64
      Reply from 128.X.X.X: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64
      Ping statistics for 128.X.X.X:
          Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
      Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
          Minimum = 0ms, Maximum = 1ms, Average = 0ms

      Any idea why it's redirecting me somewhere else?

    • Nobody/Anonymous

      I tried the bcast ip, and now firefox has stopped redirecting and is instead displaying a "failed to connect" error.

      Failed to Connect

      Firefox can't establish a connection to the server at
      Though the site seems valid, the browser was unable to establish a connection.

          * Could the site be temporarily unavailable? Try again later.
          * Are you unable to browse other sites?  Check the computer's network connection.
          * Is your computer or network protected by a firewall or proxy? Incorrect settings can interfere with Web browsing.

    • Nobody/Anonymous

      You need to run /usr/local/dimdim/Config-ipaddress.pl to make dimdim aware of what IP and port to use.  For example:

      Config-ipaddress.pl 128.59.x.x 80

    • Rajesh Dharmalingam


      After the Dimdim vmware image is downloaded, you need to configure the ip address and start Dimdim.

      As mentioned above configure the ip address and start Dimdim. If you have a DHCP address, ensure that the ip address did not get changed for this machine.


    • Nobody/Anonymous

      Great, I just got 4.5 working thanks to your instructions.

      Where is the config file though? There was a file in 3.5 where I could easily change, for example, the page people were directed to once the meeting ended.


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