Bitlbee, Twitter, 403, base_url, “could not find setting”

The 403 issue is fixed in a new release of Bitlbee, but those of us relying on third-party servers running older versions need to use a workaround. Comment #3 by wilmer on the tracker ticket says the workaround is to issue:

ac tw2 set base_url

However, applying this to settings on my server running Debian Lenny took some effort, so I’m making a note of the working format here:

account set 2/base_url ''

(where ‘2’ is the number of my bitlbee account connected to twitter)