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Old 08-27-2004, 04:52 PM   #1
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Cannot IRC?

I don't know how this problem came about, all I did was reboot my computer and I could no longer connect to irc at freenode. When using irssi (or any other IRC client, but all examples will be from irssi) I get this when trying to connect:

17:34 -!- Irssi: Looking up irc.freenode
17:34 -!- Irssi: Connecting to irc.freenode [] port 6667
17:34 -!- Irssi: Connection to irc.freenode established
17:34 !irc.freenode *** Looking up your hostname...
17:34 !irc.freenode *** Checking ident
17:34 !irc.freenode *** Found your hostname
17:35 !irc.freenode *** No identd (auth) response
17:35 -!- Hmmm, that wasn't the right password
17:35 -!- ERROR Closing Link: Yossarian (Bad Password)
17:35 -!- Irssi: Connection lost to
What's it talking about, "that wasn't the right password"? And it says I've got no identd (auth) response - but for one, I do have auth enabled:

[yossarian:/home/yossarian]$ nmap localhost

Starting nmap 3.55 at 2004-08-27 17:36 EST
Interesting ports on localhost (
(The 1658 ports scanned but not shown below are in state: closed)
113/tcp  open  auth
6000/tcp open  X11

Nmap run completed -- 1 IP address (1 host up) scanned in 1.129 seconds
And besides, I've been able to login fine to freenode for years even though it says no identd (auth) response (i just enabled auth about five minutes ago).

So what's going on? Has anybody ever experianced this problem before? Anybody know how to fix it? I'm depressed without my frequent IRC stops.
Old 08-27-2004, 04:57 PM   #2
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freenode has NickServ where you can register your nick; it might be an issue with it and irssi might be feeding some strange values (see your .irssi/config -file) to there.

Also you can try to change your nick to see if it has anything to do with it.
There has also been some maintanance breaks with freenode today.
Old 08-27-2004, 05:06 PM   #3
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hrm, yes.
[yossarian:~] $ irssi -n baowe323g3
Entering some random nick seems to work perfectly. Infact, entering the nick I usually use (cypress, if anybody wants to contact me ), works aswell. Its just that "yossarian" also happens to be the nick of a freenode admin. May have caused some conflict there, I suppose.

Either way, thanks ToniT. I can IRC again. Har har.


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