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Old 11-01-2003, 03:19 PM   #1
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ISP Blocks IRC Ports; Need Work-Around


My ISP blocks the IRC ports (6667,etc). I need a way to use IRC.

My first thought was to use web-based servers, but this solution sucks because a)I like to use the command line and b)they are unreliable.

I then thought perhaps I could get a free shell account with IRC access, but after trying ten servers it seems they're all either not really free or don't really offer IRC.

How can I fix this? Changing my ISP is not an option.
 
Old 11-01-2003, 07:21 PM   #2
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Make a friend at ur ISP, or find someone outside your isp running Linux, ask if they can run a small port fowarding program on their box. The program can for example take all traffic incomming on port 81 and foward it to your.irc.server on port 6667. I know this works with some services, however am not too sure with IRC. DOes anybody else know?
 
Old 11-02-2003, 03:12 AM   #3
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I'm confused. Are you trying to make an IRC server, or just use IRC?
 
Old 11-02-2003, 11:27 AM   #4
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I just want to use IRC.

All my friends do bad things like run Windows and turn their computers off, so while asking someone to install a program like that is a great idea, I don't think I can implement it. Any other ideas?
 
Old 11-02-2003, 11:29 AM   #5
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Find an IRC server that uses a non-standard IRC port? That's a cheap way to do it though...
 
Old 11-02-2003, 07:04 PM   #6
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Find an IRC server that uses a non-standard IRC port? That's a cheap way to do it though...
Cheap and effective! Thanks. I found an undernet server running on port 8888.
 
  


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