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Old 07-25-2006, 10:18 AM   #1
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Hey guys,

This looks like an interesting irc client but it has some really annoying "features." I see you can stop it from autoconnecting to whatever server it likes by using -N on startup. But if you disconnect from a server after BitchX is running it starts going down the list and trying to connect with every server in the list.

How can I get it NEVER to connect to a server unless I issue a server command?

Where is the list of servers coming from? I see a list called ircii.servers but this does not look like the list I get in BitchX.

Any other pointers to useful doc for this?

Thanks,
Rand
 
Old 07-26-2006, 03:14 AM   #2
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Lost my interested in BitchX, it's an easy-to-install client, yes, but if you really like something that works, use irssi. It's newer than BitchX anyway, afaIk.
 
Old 07-26-2006, 03:45 AM   #3
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Lost my interested in BitchX, it's an easy-to-install client, yes, but if you really like something that works, use irssi. It's newer than BitchX anyway, afaIk.
And newer is automatically better? Odd idea.


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Old 07-26-2006, 03:47 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by Randux
Hey guys,

This looks like an interesting irc client but it has some really annoying "features." I see you can stop it from autoconnecting to whatever server it likes by using -N on startup. But if you disconnect from a server after BitchX is running it starts going down the list and trying to connect with every server in the list.

How can I get it NEVER to connect to a server unless I issue a server command?

Where is the list of servers coming from? I see a list called ircii.servers but this does not look like the list I get in BitchX.

Any other pointers to useful doc for this?

Thanks,
Rand
My BitchX NEVER does any autoconnecting.

Have you checked
~/.ircservers



Cheers,
Tink


P.S.: You could have spotted that one in man BitchX
 
Old 07-26-2006, 08:54 AM   #5
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My BitchX NEVER does any autoconnecting.

Have you checked
~/.ircservers



Cheers,
Tink


P.S.: You could have spotted that one in man BitchX
There is no such file on my system. What is it that I was supposed to have spotted? I'm telling you the behavior of the as-installed product. I don't think it should go connecting to every server in the world, willy-nilly, or even every server in the list I did mention, without being commanded to do so. This is what it does unless I specify -N.

Next!
 
Old 07-26-2006, 01:14 PM   #6
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There is no such file on my system. What is it that I was supposed to have spotted? I'm telling you the behavior of the as-installed product. I don't think it should go connecting to every server in the world, willy-nilly, or even every server in the list I did mention, without being commanded to do so. This is what it does unless I specify -N.

Ok ... and which other files that BitchX man-page mentions as
configuration files have you checked? If none of them contains
the list you're talking about, have you tried a strace on bitch to
see which files it opens?


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Old 07-27-2006, 06:47 AM   #7
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Ok ... and which other files that BitchX man-page mentions as configuration files have you checked? If none of them contains the list you're talking about, have you tried a strace on bitch to see which files it opens?

Cheers,
Tink
Most of the others don't exist either, as well as the whole directory /usr/local/lib/bx.

Thanks for the suggestion on strace. I'll have a look!
 
  


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