I assume you mean restarting the IM Gateway when you say you try reconnecting several times. Is that correct? I’d like to be better prepared when this starts happening again. Trying to re-connect with the client seems to do no good.
Over the weekend, I restarted it a couple times, to no avail. I didn’t keep trying after that. I did set the reconnection attempts to 8, which also didn’t seem to fix the problem. Restarting it this morning seemed to do the trick, but I don’t know if that’s because the problem was fixed, or if I got lucky.
I just switched to OpenFire last week, and while it’s a lot easier to manage than the jabberd2 I was using before, I’ve never had this kind of trouble with my old yahoo transport. Is there something that can be changed in the IM Gateway to make it more robust in this respect? If other transports and direct Yahoo clients can manage, I’d say it’s a bug in the IM Gateway if it can’t connect.