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toDDie 07-26-2009 06:16 PM

need help with irc and SOCKS proxies
 
I wanna use a socks proxy in BitchX so I start a session and type:

'/server <socks-proxy> <port-number>'

Then BitchX says:

'Connecting to port <port-number> of server <socks-proxy>'

And after a minute or two it says:

'Connection closed from <socks-proxy>: Success'

I don't know why this keeps happening. All of the proxies I've tried are open, and I have tried so many of them. Someone please help.

unSpawn 07-26-2009 07:02 PM

Doesn't necessarily mean there's a problem with SOCKS or the proxy. Ircd's may check for and disconnect you for using a proxy.

toDDie 07-26-2009 08:37 PM

But even if I disconnect from my current server with:

'/disconnect'

and then do:

'/server <socks-proxy> <port-number>'

I still encounter the same problem:

'Connecting to port <port-number> on <socks-proxy>'
'Connection closed from <socks-proxy>: Success'

And then of course BitchX proceeds to try to connect to other irc servers instead.

!!!

Oi what the heck is going on here?

BTW I also tried ircii and even xchat. Same problem with those too.

unSpawn 07-27-2009 08:09 AM

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Originally Posted by toDDie (Post 3621139)
'/server <socks-proxy> <port-number>'

Are you sure that is the command? Don't you need to "/set socksserveraddress; /set socksserverport" or something?


Quote:

Originally Posted by toDDie (Post 3621139)
And then of course BitchX proceeds to try to connect to other irc servers instead.

That behaviour can be configured.


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Originally Posted by toDDie (Post 3621139)
BTW I also tried ircii and even xchat. Same problem with those too.

Ever tried routing through proxychains?

toDDie 07-27-2009 07:11 PM

Yeah, I should be able to preset a socks proxy with:

'/set SOCKS_PORT <port-number>'
'/set SOCKS_HOST <socks-server>'
'/save'

or I could just edit the .BitchX.sav file.

But in this case it still doesn't work. I have a feeling my ISP is blocking socks for some reason. They definately block all of the samba stuff. (I'm still waiting for admin to call me back about socks)

Might you be able to explain to me how to configure BitchX to not automatically connect to servers upon startup? This would be really good to know. I've searched everywhere (starting with the man page), but can't seem to find anything. There doesn't seem to be anything about it mentioned in any BitchX config files, and I was thinking that maybe I should try to recompile it or something.

Never tried proxy chains before, though I am (now) interested. From what I've gathered so far, though, getting BitchX, ircii, and xchat to use a socks proxy by issuing only a few commands should be a very simple task, so of course I wanna nail that down first.

unSpawn 07-27-2009 08:50 PM

I using 'epic' which only needs "-s". Maybe you need "-N". If that alone doesn't work you might have to unset any IRCSERVER or IRC_SERVERS_FILE environment variables, supply a .ircrc or .bitchxrc that doesn't list servers, not use "-a" or "-r". Easiest way to check if SOCKS is blocked would be to fetch something through it with telnet, curl, browser, whatever you got that can be configured to use it.


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