There is a thread about the discovery of the “search” (directory) feature for XMPP on Pidgin’'s mailing list. (Website is down at the moment because of the slashdot-effect)
It looks like the search plugin is sending the wrong information back to Pidgin:
jabber: Recv (ssl)(268):
According to xmpp.org, there is no “search” category for discovery:
I know that Exodus and other clients correctly identify the search server, but Pidgin/Gaim does not.
This applies to Wildfire 3.1.1. I’'m not sure if this is already fix in Openfire 3.3.0.
is this a known issue?