irc broken; trys to connect to localhost..
Today I booted up my Linux box, and (as usual) fired up xchat. Tryed to connect to irc.freenode.net, but I got this:
--- Looking up irc.freenode.net..
--- Connecting to localhost (127.0.0.1) port 6667..
--- Connection failed. Error: Connection refused
Well, first I checked to see if it was just that computer that was acting up. I tryed connecting to IRC on another linux box and I got the same error. Then I tryed to log onto IRC with my old windows laptop; but I got the same error.
Just to let you know, all of my computers are connected to a Linksys Cable/DSL router (model befsr41) by CAT5 cables. The router is connected to a DSL modem, that is (of course) connected to the net.
What I do know, is that it is not a system configuration error. (because it happened on three different computers)
I looked everywhere on the net, and even searched these forums; and I still could'nt find a solution.
Anyone have any ideas why this is happening?