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Old 02-08-2014, 04:25 AM   #1
andrew.46
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Freenode, sasl, irssi & 14.1


After several years of successfully authenticating to Freenode with sasl I have been unable to do this with 14.1. An ssl connection is made but sasl simple does not send the password as expected and I have to complete the login manually.

Code:
21:23 -!- Irssi: Looking up irc.freenode.net
21:23 -!- Irssi: SASL: auth loaded from /home/andrew/.irssi/sasl.auth
21:23 -!- Irssi: Connecting to irc.freenode.net [93.152.160.101] port 7000
21:23 -!- Irssi: Connection to irc.freenode.net established
21:23 !hitchcock.freenode.net *** Looking up your hostname...
21:23 !hitchcock.freenode.net *** Checking Ident
21:23 !hitchcock.freenode.net *** Found your hostname
21:23 !hitchcock.freenode.net *** No Ident response
21:23 -!- Irssi: CLICAP: supported by server: account-notify extended-join 
          identify-msg multi-prefix sasl 
21:23 -!- Irssi: CLICAP: requesting: multi-prefix sasl
21:23 -!- Irssi: CLICAP: now enabled: multi-prefix sasl  
21:23 -!- Irssi: SASL authentication failed
21:23 -!- Irssi: SASL authentication aborted
21:23 -!- Welcome to the freenode Internet Relay Chat Network andrew_46
I have followed these directions (except for the tor details):

http://docs.slackware.com/howtos:software:irssi_on_tor

which is a little ironic as my own (former) web page on irssi is credited at the base Can anybody save me from my frustration, or at least tell me that there is a known problem with irssi under 14.1??
 
Old 02-08-2014, 04:39 AM   #2
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Never mind, looks like there are some Freenode issues atm:

https://blog.freenode.net/2014/02/turbulence/

The temporary solution has been to use PLAIN instead of DH-BLOWFISH and all is working well now
 
  


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