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Old 06-21-2007, 09:43 PM   #1
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Cant connect to IRC with XChat or anything else


I have been trying to get XChat and one other IRC client to connect to the internet but I am not having any luck. Does anyone know if there are some setting I need to change somewhere in Slackware 11 (2.6.21.5 kernel) to allow programs to connect? I know that when I use MIRC in windows, my schools firewall blocks port 6667 so I have to change the ports it tries to connect with. I did this in slackware (although i couldnt make the changes permenant by editing the config file) but Im still not having any luck.
 
Old 06-22-2007, 02:01 PM   #2
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Try /server serverort in XChat itself.
Now this is not as defacto on Slack, but 6667 port could be blocked for outgoing trafic. Try to open it:
Code:
iptables -A OUTPUT -o eth0 -p tcp -m tcp --dport 6667 -j ACCEPT
Now you might need to change the -o value to your interface.
And what would be really usefull is the error from the IRC client. And maybe try a diferent server to connect to. Maybe the server is down or maybe you chosen a server outside you country and the server isn't opened up to the world it might only allow connection from the same country as the server is in.
 
Old 06-22-2007, 02:33 PM   #3
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Can you tell me what that command you gave me does? I had already tried the manual /server irc.freenode.net 6660 command and it just never connects. It will try for an hour and give up. Not much output other then connection failed. I can connect in windows so I know that it is possible from where im sitting.
 
Old 06-22-2007, 05:23 PM   #4
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I hadnt checked enough ports. 6665 came up right away. Can you still explain iptables to me?
 
  


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