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I have IRC connection problem on my FC5. My gaim and other network applications work ok, but only IRC cannot connect to any server. It just hangs forever when connecting to a server. When I installed FC4 before, I had the same issue. It seems like I may need to do something with configuration for my router or something like that. Please, any geek gives me a hint!!
p.s. : BTW, I turned both Firewall and SELinux off, but neither Xchat nor KSirc can connect to an IRC server.
so this is multiple clients and multiple servers? if so certainly sounds like a network issue of some sort. pick an irc server and run "tcpdump -vn host your.irc.server.com" so we can see what the interaction between the two are. just try and connect a few times and paste the output that is generated from tcpdump.
hmm, still looks a lot like a firewall issue (your address is fine, it's only seen as your ISP address once it leaves the router) is the firewall not blocking the traffic? what iptables rules do you have on the linux box (run "iptables -L")
well we're looking for a lot more than that, so there's clearly no firewall on the box. in which case i'd be looking at the firewall on the router? can you ping the remote address of 126.96.36.199? doesn't really show much if there's a protocol specific drop on a firewall somewhere...
$ ping 188.8.131.52
PING 184.108.40.206 (220.127.116.11) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from 18.104.22.168: icmp_seq=1 ttl=46 time=298 ms
64 bytes from 22.214.171.124: icmp_seq=2 ttl=46 time=297 ms
64 bytes from 126.96.36.199: icmp_seq=3 ttl=46 time=297 ms
64 bytes from 188.8.131.52: icmp_seq=4 ttl=46 time=297 ms
64 bytes from 184.108.40.206: icmp_seq=5 ttl=46 time=297 ms
64 bytes from 220.127.116.11: icmp_seq=6 ttl=46 time=297 ms
--- 18.104.22.168 ping statistics ---
6 packets transmitted, 6 received, 0% packet loss, time 5017ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 297.349/297.780/298.160/0.606 ms
I think there might be a problem in router settings, such as port forwarding or any security-related configs. Probably, it will be a good move to connect a cable directly to my computer and see what's going on so that we can focus on router settings. I'll try it tomorrow cuz the cables are messy behind my desk and it's 5 a.m.
Thanks, anyway. Great helps, really!
And, please check this thread tomorrow or sometime later when you're free.