[ubuntu-uk] IRC - does not connect
steve at uptime.org.uk
Fri Aug 1 20:59:50 BST 2008
> Mac wrote:
>> I thought I'd have a go with IRC. I've set up an account in
>> Xchat-gnome, but it does not make the connection. All I get is
>> Looking up irc.ubuntu.com..
>> Connecting to chat.freenode.net (188.8.131.52) port 6667..
>> and then it just hangs. I get the same thing with other channels; and
>> the same thing happens if I try using Pidgin.
> Sorry for double post, but it may help to know that I can do
> ping chat.freenode.net
> PING chat.freenode.net (184.108.40.206) 56(84) bytes of data.
(Note that chat.freenode.net has round-robin DNS and that the address
your IRC client was trying to connect to is different to the one you
ended up pinging. I don't expect this is part of the problem though.)
Does your ISP block port 6667? Can you connect to chat.freenode.net:6667
(e.g. telnet chat.freenode.net 6667)?
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