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#233110 - 13/07/11 11:44 PM Unable to connect (permission denied)
TopazGrl Offline
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Registered: 13/07/11
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I just got a new laptop and for most irc servers I try to connect to, I get this:

* Connecting to irc.gamesurge.net (6667)
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* Unable to connect to server (Permission denied)

I've already added mIRC to my firewall exceptions and have tried typing "ipconfig /flushdns" into command prompt but still get that message. Can anyone help please? confused

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#236084 - 03/02/12 10:06 AM Re: Unable to connect (permission denied) [Re: TopazGrl]
Fisaal Offline
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Registered: 03/02/12
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I have the exact same problem..

* Unable to connect to server (Permission Denied)

No one can tell me what it means. It's a new problem, I've been able to connect in the past. I've tried disabling my firewall temporarily without luck. I've tried a fresh install of mIRC which didn't work either. My other computer using the same connection through wifi can connect fine. Please help.

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#236085 - 03/02/12 10:22 AM Re: Unable to connect (permission denied) [Re: Fisaal]
sparta Offline
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Registered: 22/02/03
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Loc: Sweden/Borlänge
Same thing if you connect to any other network? dalnet, quakenet ?
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#236086 - 03/02/12 11:50 AM Re: Unable to connect (permission denied) [Re: sparta]
Fisaal Offline
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I can connect to DALnet and Quakenet, The trouble is with Undernet.


Edited by Fisaal (03/02/12 11:53 AM)

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#236087 - 03/02/12 11:56 AM Re: Unable to connect (permission denied) [Re: Fisaal]
sparta Offline
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Try a different server, also try to connect with different ports.
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#236088 - 03/02/12 12:01 PM Re: Unable to connect (permission denied) [Re: sparta]
Fisaal Offline
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I have all the servers on this page: http://www.undernet.org/servers.php and all the ports listed in my servers.ini file, and it won't connect to any of them ): it either says permission denied or connection timed out every time

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#236089 - 03/02/12 12:07 PM Re: Unable to connect (permission denied) [Re: Fisaal]
sparta Offline
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Try DNS the server, then connect to the IP of the server, can solve your problem.
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#236091 - 03/02/12 12:15 PM Re: Unable to connect (permission denied) [Re: sparta]
Fisaal Offline
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That doesn't work either! Appreciate the help, still stuck. I'll try the Undernet forum and contacting them.


Edited by Fisaal (03/02/12 12:17 PM)

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#236092 - 03/02/12 12:18 PM Re: Unable to connect (permission denied) [Re: Fisaal]
sparta Offline
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Registered: 22/02/03
Posts: 3403
Loc: Sweden/Borlänge
Try change the settings in mirc?

ALT + O
Connect
Local

Try change the values there, and see if that helps.

Edit

Tested to connect to irc.gamesurge.net 6667, i had no problem with that server.


Edited by sparta (03/02/12 12:20 PM)
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#236093 - 03/02/12 12:28 PM Re: Unable to connect (permission denied) [Re: sparta]
Fisaal Offline
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I can connect to irc.gamesurge.net with either lookup method but not Undernet. Appreciate your help. Is the error message (Permission Denied) from Undernet ? If not what does it mean ?

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#236094 - 03/02/12 12:39 PM Re: Unable to connect (permission denied) [Re: Fisaal]
sparta Offline
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It means you are not allowed to use that server, you should try use a server closer to you. If you are from usa you should try find servers with *.us in the end, same for me, im in sweden, *.se would work for me.
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#236095 - 03/02/12 12:47 PM Re: Unable to connect (permission denied) [Re: sparta]
Fisaal Offline
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I wondered if it was caused by something incorrect in my setup or something like that. I live in New Zealand, there used to be an Undernet server here but it's gone. Doesn't look like Undernet is doing too well these days. I'll try their forums. Really dissapointed with an error message with no info or instruction.

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#236096 - 03/02/12 01:35 PM Re: Unable to connect (permission denied) [Re: Fisaal]
sparta Offline
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/server eu.undernet.org

/server us.undernet.org

try if you can connect to one of them..
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#236098 - 03/02/12 02:16 PM Re: Unable to connect (permission denied) [Re: sparta]
JonazThern Offline
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Originally Posted By: sparta
/server eu.undernet.org

/server us.undernet.org

try if you can connect to one of them..


eu.undernet.org worked for me, US failed tho..

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#236107 - 04/02/12 12:08 AM Re: Unable to connect (permission denied) [Re: JonazThern]
Fisaal Offline
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Can't connect to any Undernet server. I've got 25 servers in my servers file and I get Permission Denied or Connection Timed Out on all of them.

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#236109 - 04/02/12 10:12 AM Re: Unable to connect (permission denied) [Re: Fisaal]
argv0 Offline
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"Permission denied" sounds like firewall or anti-virus disallowing outgoing connections.
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#239419 - 24/10/12 11:32 PM Re: Unable to connect (permission denied) [Re: TopazGrl]
MJG Offline
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Registered: 24/10/12
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For me this was caused by malware bytes. When I unchecked the protection box for "malicious websites" I was able to connect again.

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