skype cannot login

Laszlo Nagy gandalf at
Wed Nov 28 08:29:09 PST 2007

  Hi All,

My network configuration is a bit odd:

Internet ------- SMC Hardware Router -------- 
( ----------- FreeBSD Gateway ----------- 
( ----------- Client computer

- skype is running on the client computer.
- The FreeBSD Gateway is a computer with two NIC cards, running natd, 
and named
- The client computer is 6.3-PRERELEASE i386 using linux compatibility 
mode for skype

I can access everything on the internet from the client. Here are some 
things that I tried:

- ping
- nslookup
- smtp
- imaps
- www

All the above work fine. However, when I try to login with skype, it 
tells me "Logging in failed". When I try to register a new user, it 
tells me "Register failed" with friendly red letters.

Do you have any idea what is the problem with my configuration? It might 
be that skype cannot do NAT traversal through two NATs?

BTW, the client computer uses NFS to mount /, but I hope this is not 
related to the problem.



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