Originally Posted By: argv0
That is not an SSL connection-- if it were, the port number would be prefixed with a "+"

(15:19:03) * Connecting to irc.something.com (+6667)

The connection abort is likely being caused by an abrupt disconnection because youre not using SSL to connect to an SSL server.

Try /server yourserver.com +8899 or /server -e yourserver.com 8899

That was an example, I was infact connecting via SSL.