Chat works (sending text and smileys) with the "People Nearby" feature but sending files silently fails. Going to Contact > Send File presents the sender with a file chooser and no error is displayed. Neither the sender or receiver sees anything change after the sender selects the file and hits 'send'. Any idea why?
We have a lan with mostly Ubuntu 12 clients. Home directories are exported from a Ubuntu server and authentication is managed with LDAP. I can see other users in the Contact List window of Empathy and each one is showing twice. All the computers are on the same subnet and get their IP addresses via DHCP. They are assigned the same addresses in the DHCP conf with 'fixed address' declarations tied to mac addresses and the IPs are forward and reverse lookup-able by either hostame or FQDN.
#etc/resolv.conf nameserver 127.0.0.1 search xx.xx.com #our domain
If the file transfer is initiated from Contacts List window by highlighting the desired recipient, choosing Edit > Contact > Send File, the desired behavior occurs. Namely, a transfer progress window opens and informs the user the recipient has to accept the transfer. Behavior on the other end works almost as expected except that I saw briefly a third instance of sender's contact appeared in the Contact List window. What does not work, strangely is initiating the same action from an existing Chat window by choosing Contact > Send File. Same recipient, same file.