Twitter on FreeBSD

mikel king mikel.king at
Sun Sep 19 14:01:31 UTC 2010

On Sep 19, 2010, at 6:23 AM, Michael R. Rusch wrote:

> In an effort to try any to use twitter on PC-BSD I tried to install  
> the
> Echofon firefox add on located here:
> I tripped over an error and it wants OAuth installed. I am aware that
> @twitter just switched to OAuth recently and I am unaware of what  
> port in
> FreeBSD enables OAuth.
> Located here is my screen shot of the error message:
> I am running PC-BSD 8.1 amd64 and I am using FireFox 3.6.8  
> (Installed from
> pbi)
> Cheerio!
> Michael
> -- 
> Thanks,
> Michael Rusch
> ruschm at
> twitter - @weeddude


OAuth is a protocol built on top of standard http traffic. It's likely  
that your version of firefox lacks the code necessary to negotiate the  
various consumer, signer transactions. The operating system has  
nothing to do with OAuth itself as it occurs completely within the  
application. Unfortunately I've only worked with it within custom php  
apps so I can not point you further inside of firefox and the echofon  
add-on. You could try a few other add-ons like twitbin for instance.  
According to this site ( twitfox should work.

Mikel King
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