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Old 11-06-2011, 05:33 PM   #1
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[SOLVED]first time znc ~ cant connect with pidgin, or at all...

setting up znc for the first time.

ideally i'll want to connect to it using pidgin ( ~ no idea how to do that yet... thought it might b a simple case of adding an account that points to the server address ... but seems i'm not even that far yet ~)

i cant even get it to connect with irssi just now though, using the suggested
 /server +6667 nick
it just spits back at me,
 00:02 -!- Irssi: Looking up
00:02 -!- Irssi: Connecting to [] port 6667
00:02 -!- Irssi: Connection to established
00:02 -!- Irssi: Connection lost to
then it continues periodically with... 
00:07 -!- Irssi: Removed reconnection to server port 6667
00:07 -!- Irssi: Looking up
00:07 -!- Irssi: Reconnecting to [] port 6667 - use /RMRECONNS to abort
00:07 -!- Irssi: Connection to established
00:07 -!- Irssi: Connection lost to
00:12 -!- Irssi: Removed reconnection to server port 6667
00:12 -!- Irssi: Looking up
00:12 -!- Irssi: Reconnecting to [] port 6667 - use /RMRECONNS to abort
00:12 -!- Irssi: Connection to established
00:12 -!- Irssi: Connection lost to
etc etc

so... is there something wwrong with my znc configuration, or something else in my system needed doing first?

the server is running parabola
trying to connect using toorox
(hehe, nice obscure distros i know. lol. just think of it as arch and gentoo respectively)

here's my config near enough as is:
// Do NOT edit this file while ZNC is running!
// Use webadmin or *admin instead.
// Buf if you feel risky, you might want to read help on /znc saveconfig and /znc rehash.
// Also check

AnonIPLimit  = 10
MaxBufferSize= 500
SSLCertFile  = /home/digit/.znc/znc.pem
ProtectWebSessions = true
Listener     = +6667
ConnectDelay = 5
ServerThrottle = 30

<User DigitGaia>
        Pass = sha256#37jibberishjibberishjibberishjibberjibberjibberishnessofjiberjabberjibberishnessUC+NKm)-Lq!#
        Nick = DigitGaia
        AltNick = DigitGaia_
        Ident = DigitGaia
        RealName = Digit
        QuitMsg = ZNC -
        StatusPrefix = *
        ChanModes = +stn
        Buffer = 50
        KeepBuffer = false
        MultiClients = true
        DenyLoadMod = false
        Admin = true
        DenySetBindHost = false
        TimestampFormat = [%H:%M:%S]
        AppendTimestamp = false
        PrependTimestamp = true
        TimezoneOffset = 0.00
        JoinTries = 10
        MaxJoins = 5
        IRCConnectEnabled = true

        LoadModule = admin
        LoadModule = chansaver
        LoadModule = keepnick
        LoadModule = kickrejoin
        LoadModule = perform

        Server = 6667

        <Chan #parabola>

        <Chan #wastedartist>

        <Chan #witchgnu>

        <Chan #witchlinux>
can anyone see an obvious (or not obvious) mistake?

is it ssl, ident, or ipv6 or something causing the problem?

thnx for your time n any suggestions u have.

Last edited by Siljrath; 11-10-2011 at 04:33 AM. Reason: cleaned up typos and closed tags ~ solved
Old 11-07-2011, 09:12 PM   #2
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re-did the "znc --makeconf" this time with no ssl and no ipv6... and adding a password other than an empty string. seems to work now. ... at least, i can connect with irssi.

still dont know how to get pidgin to connect to it though.

the search continues.

~ some time later ~

ok, looks like you just have to be a bit more careful with the options you say yes or no to.

once that was sorted, getting it to work with pidgin was easy.

... and the username bitconfused me at first too. ... i suppose i should have figured it out once "nick" came up too. silly, silly.

Last edited by Siljrath; 11-10-2011 at 04:35 AM. Reason: update


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