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Old 06-23-2003, 10:11 PM   #1
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Question irc broken; trys to connect to localhost..


Today I booted up my Linux box, and (as usual) fired up xchat. Tryed to connect to, but I got this:

--- Looking up
--- Connecting to localhost ( port 6667..
--- Connection failed. Error: Connection refused

Well, first I checked to see if it was just that computer that was acting up. I tryed connecting to IRC on another linux box and I got the same error. Then I tryed to log onto IRC with my old windows laptop; but I got the same error.

Just to let you know, all of my computers are connected to a Linksys Cable/DSL router (model befsr41) by CAT5 cables. The router is connected to a DSL modem, that is (of course) connected to the net.

What I do know, is that it is not a system configuration error. (because it happened on three different computers)

I looked everywhere on the net, and even searched these forums; and I still could'nt find a solution.

Anyone have any ideas why this is happening?
Old 06-23-2003, 10:15 PM   #2
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It's not your problem. I just did a DNS lookup on, and it returned!! Either they or their DNS provider screwed something up, or possibly they were hacked?
If you "dig", you will see what I mean.

Old 06-23-2003, 10:19 PM   #3
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woah, that is weird. Guess I have to try a different server then.

Oh and thanks for the fast reply..I thought my router went crazy or something, lol


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