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naim has been throwing these errors for the past day or so. Logging… 
20th-Jan-2005 10:47 am
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naim has been throwing these errors for the past day or so. Logging into AIM Express comes out with the no account or bad password error. Had the bad pass/no account error given to naim yesterday and reset the password. I highly doubt that someone's cracking my password that quickly, especially since I've been changing it.

[10:47:52] *** [CONNECT] Unable to connect to TOC: Unknown error, unrecognized server error 989: 17.
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4th-Feb-2005 05:18 pm (UTC) - I'm seeing the same thing with naim
Anonymous
Have you heard anything about this? I had my password reset on me without knowing and now I'm locked out of my account because I can't remember what email address I used to register it 6 years ago! Know anyone else having the same problem? Me and a friend of mine use naim and she's constantly getting her password reset. Does AOL hate naim users?
4th-Feb-2005 05:31 pm (UTC) - Re: I'm seeing the same thing with naim
there's a lot of chatter on the naim user list about people having the same problems as us.
Date: Fri, 04 Feb 2005 11:54:05 -0500 (EST)
From: Daniel Reed <n@ml.org>
Subject: [naim-users-1184] Re: Fw: AIM Account suspended! (fwd)
In-reply-to: <pine.lnx.4.55.0501211405530.1408@narnia.n.ml.org>
To: naim-announce@n.ml.org
Cc: naim-users@n.ml.org, naim-technical@n.ml.org
Reply-to: naim-users@n.ml.org
On 2005-01-21T14:24-0500, Daniel Reed wrote:
) A number of naim users have reported issues connecting to AIM using screen
) names used primarily by naim. These users report issues connecting to AIM
) using any client after the outage occurs, however.
...
) "Lost Password". If doing this does not make your account available, or if
) your account becomes unavailable again in the future, please mail me
) privately at <n@ml.org> listing your screen name, when you first noticed the
) outage, and any steps you have taken to recover access. AOL suggests
) creating a new screen name for use while the outage is being investigated.

This is all still valid, and ongoing. In the past 24 hours I have received
10 new reports of accounts being blocked.

If you have experienced any irregularity in the access to your account,
please send me a private mail (<n@ml.org>) listing all affected screen names
and the nature of the irregularity. The most typical scenario seems to be:

1. User is logged off unceremoniously; naim reports "Server disconnected".
2. User is unable to log back on; naim reports "Unable to connect to TOC:
Invalid username or password."
3. User is able to use the password reset form at http://www.aim.com/ to
reset their password once. A random string of numbers is sent to them via
email and the user is able to sign back on to AIM using this password.
4. Approximately 10 hours later, user is logged off again; naim again
reports "Server disconnected".
5. User is unable to use the password reset form; web site reports AOL is
"currenly unable to process your password request".

--
Daniel Reed <n@ml.org> http://people.redhat.com/djr/ http://naim.n.ml.org/
A democracy is a sheep and two wolves deciding on what to have for
lunch. Freedom is a well armed sheep contesting the results of the
decision. -- Benjamin Franklin
8th-May-2005 08:50 pm (UTC) - Re: I'm seeing the same thing with naim
Anonymous
I, and a friend of mine both experienced the same problem. And just now, about a week after I recovered my password, I received that 989: 17 error with naim. (the password before was only 7 lowercase characters... easily crackable, i guess. my *new* one was far from easy to crack.)

I'm paranoid enough to think that this is all done intentionally by AIM, just to be sure their users are showered with advertisements (in other words, force them to use "official" clients. the same thing happened to a friend of mine who uses *gaim* ... another third-party client... and his account was even mysteriously suspended 2 times before the password was changed, and he had to create a new screen name.)

I'll talk around with some more people about this, it's very interesting.

if this nonsense keeps up, I'm going to see if i can switch to a different protocol (ICQ isn't *quite* aim.. so maybe that would work, or maybe "jabber"-- i've heard of it.)

please, i want to hear more horror stories!

-louman (aim: waifkorcroks *or* loumanpro)
9th-May-2005 08:25 am (UTC) - 989:17
Anonymous
There problems you are describing (Changed password to random string suddenly, disconnect about 10 hours later and then unable to login error 989:17, unknown signon error) are exactly the trouble that I'm having with a hand written script of my own, using PHP and TocLibPHP (opensource project)... I'm fearing a conspiracy, but then again AOL has never officially supported 3rd party apps and has at times gone to great lengths to make their protocols difficult to reverse engineer and understand in order to prevent just the sort of thing gaim/naim and myself are doing :)

If you find anything else about this please keep me in the loop an@logichigh.com

I'd really appreciate it, Kevin Lohman

http://nation.logichigh.com
9th-May-2005 08:45 am (UTC) - Re: 989:17
Thus far, I've just been staying offline with my new mobile name, as the old one has been ruined. However, that defeats the purpose of naim/screen/etc.
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