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#180168 - 05/07/07 02:42 AM Connection refused?
xRaZoRx Offline
Pikka bird

Registered: 05/07/07
Posts: 11
* Unable to connect to server (Connection refused)

im pretty sure its just port 6667 and maybe 1 other, but thats what happens when i try to connect to a server on 6667, help please?

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#180169 - 05/07/07 02:48 AM Re: Connection refused? [Re: xRaZoRx]
Mentality Offline
Planetary brain

Registered: 01/06/03
Posts: 5024
Loc: London, England
This is a rather common issue and if you use the Search feature, searching for "+connection +refused" (without quotes), and expand the date range to 4 or 5 years, you'll find many threads with varying solutions.

Most commonly it's an antivirus/firewall, your ISP or if you're connecting at university/college it could be their network setup preventing you from connecting. It's not possible for us to pinpoint which issue, if any, is actually causing the problem, but it is not directly a problem with mIRC.

Regards,
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#180170 - 05/07/07 03:02 AM Re: Connection refused? [Re: Mentality]
xRaZoRx Offline
Pikka bird

Registered: 05/07/07
Posts: 11
kk, well like i said, 6667 and one other port i believe i cant connect to, you cant narrow it down to that?

if i wanted to use the search button, and waste time looking for it i would.. but it would be easier to get a quick answer.


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#180171 - 05/07/07 03:08 AM Re: Connection refused? [Re: xRaZoRx]
RoCk Offline
Hoopy frood

Registered: 16/12/02
Posts: 2010
Connection refused means exactly that. You reached the host but your connection was refused. The reason could be a number of things, like there is no longer an IRC server being hosted, or maybe the server just went down (crashed?) temporarily and will be back up soon (eventually?). Try a different server on your network.

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#180172 - 05/07/07 03:16 AM Re: Connection refused? [Re: RoCk]
xRaZoRx Offline
Pikka bird

Registered: 05/07/07
Posts: 11
tried all.. i cant join any 6667

but i can join about otherws.

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#180173 - 05/07/07 04:48 AM Re: Connection refused? [Re: xRaZoRx]
RoCk Offline
Hoopy frood

Registered: 16/12/02
Posts: 2010
Which network ?

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#180174 - 05/07/07 05:11 AM Re: Connection refused? [Re: RoCk]
xRaZoRx Offline
Pikka bird

Registered: 05/07/07
Posts: 11
what do you mean what network?

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#180176 - 05/07/07 05:35 AM Re: Connection refused? [Re: xRaZoRx]
RusselB Offline
Planetary brain

Registered: 03/08/04
Posts: 7252
Loc: Ontario, Canada
While most servers allow connections using port 6667, it's possible that the server you're trying to connect to doesn't. By telling us what network you're trying to connect to, we can try to connect ourselves and see what messages/responses we get. In addition, occasionally we'll have a helper here that is an IRC operator on the network in question, and if they see that there's a problem with one of their networks, they'll likely have a better chance of getting it resolved than someone that is just connecting.

That's the main reason we ask for the name of the network, which is what the query "what network" means.

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#180177 - 05/07/07 05:38 AM Re: Connection refused? [Re: RusselB]
xRaZoRx Offline
Pikka bird

Registered: 05/07/07
Posts: 11
ive tried like 10 servers with 6667 cant connect to any, but the main one is irc.CZFree.net

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#180178 - 05/07/07 05:51 AM Re: Connection refused? [Re: xRaZoRx]
RusselB Offline
Planetary brain

Registered: 03/08/04
Posts: 7252
Loc: Ontario, Canada
I just tried it, with no problems
From the status window
Quote:
00:50:22 * Connecting to irc.CZFree.net (6667)
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00:50:23 -irc.CZFree.net- *** Processing connection to irc.lamer.cz
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00:50:24 -irc.CZFree.net- *** Looking up your hostname...
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00:50:24 -irc.CZFree.net- *** Checking Ident
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00:50:24 -irc.CZFree.net- *** No Ident response
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00:50:24 -irc.CZFree.net- *** Found your hostname
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Welcome to the CZFree Internet Relay Chat Network RusselB
Your host is irc.lamer.cz[irc.lamer.cz/6667], running version ircd-ratbox-2.2.4
This server was created Sun Apr 22 2007 at 10:32:51 CEST
irc.lamer.cz ircd-ratbox-2.2.4 oiwszcerkfydnxbauglZCD biklmnopstveI bkloveI
CHANTYPES=&# EXCEPTS INVEX CHANMODES=eIb,k,l,imnpst CHANLIMIT=&#:50 PREFIX=(ov)@+ MAXLIST=beI:42 NETWORK=CZFree MODES=4 STATUSMSG=@+ KNOCK CALLERID=g are supported by this server
SAFELIST ELIST=U CASEMAPPING=rfc1459 CHARSET=ascii NICKLEN=20 CHANNELLEN=50 TOPICLEN=390 ETRACE CPRIVMSG CNOTICE DEAF=D MONITOR=100 are supported by this server
TARGMAX=NAMES:1,LIST:1,KICK:1,WHOIS:1,PRIVMSG:4,NOTICE:4,ACCEPT:,MONITOR: are supported by this server
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There are 44 users and 87 invisible on 17 servers
10 IRC Operators online
74 channels formed
I have 25 clients and 3 servers
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Current local users: 25 Max: 61
Current global users: 131 Max: 260
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Highest connection count: 63 (61 clients) (2478 connections received)
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Message of the Day, irc.lamer.cz
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- _ _
- (_) _ __ ___ | | __ _ _ __ ___ ___ _ __ ___ ____
- | | | '__| / __| | | / _` | | '_ ` _ \ / _ \ | '__| / __| |_ /
- | | | | | (__ _ | | | (_| | | | | | | | | __/ | | _ | (__ / /
- |_| |_| \___| (_) |_| \__,_| |_| |_| |_| \___| |_| (_) \___| /___|
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End of /MOTD command.


Maybe your server command isn't configured correctly, so you're not actually using port 6667

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#180179 - 05/07/07 05:58 AM Re: Connection refused? [Re: RusselB]
xRaZoRx Offline
Pikka bird

Registered: 05/07/07
Posts: 11
i have no idea, i can connect to other ports, but not 6667.

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#180184 - 05/07/07 06:50 AM Re: Connection refused? [Re: xRaZoRx]
xRaZoRx Offline
Pikka bird

Registered: 05/07/07
Posts: 11
when i restart my computer, i can get on 6667, but after about 2 minutes, if i join another server and try to join it back, i get connection refused again :\

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#180189 - 05/07/07 12:40 PM Re: Connection refused? [Re: xRaZoRx]
Riamus2 Offline
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Registered: 13/10/04
Posts: 8327
Loc: MA, USA
Although you want an easy answer, searching really saves you time in the long run. The chances of having an answer that works for you already posted is good. The chances of someone coming in here in the next 6-12 hours that knows the right answer for your particular situation isn't very good. So searching would not be "wasting time", asking without looking would be.

Just try another port when connecting. If you are lucky, the network/server you want to connect to will accept more than just 6667. In any case, your problem will stem from some internet connection issue on your end (either in your home, or from your ISP).
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#180202 - 05/07/07 06:13 PM Re: Connection refused? [Re: Riamus2]
xRaZoRx Offline
Pikka bird

Registered: 05/07/07
Posts: 11
this just started happening yesterday.. and i did search, i couldn't find it :\

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#180213 - 05/07/07 10:23 PM Re: Connection refused? [Re: xRaZoRx]
RusselB Offline
Planetary brain

Registered: 03/08/04
Posts: 7252
Loc: Ontario, Canada
This is contradictory to your earlier reply to Mentality where you stated
Quote:
if i wanted to use the search button, and waste time looking for it i would.. but it would be easier to get a quick answer.

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#180344 - 07/07/07 11:04 PM Re: Connection refused? [Re: RusselB]
xRaZoRx Offline
Pikka bird

Registered: 05/07/07
Posts: 11
kk.. well i did use the search button, and i DIDNT find anything.

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#180760 - 13/07/07 04:48 PM Re: Connection refused? [Re: xRaZoRx]
xRaZoRx Offline
Pikka bird

Registered: 05/07/07
Posts: 11
Can someone who has had this problem please help me?

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#181561 - 26/07/07 06:14 PM Re: Connection refused? [Re: xRaZoRx]
xRaZoRx Offline
Pikka bird

Registered: 05/07/07
Posts: 11
Wow, anyone?

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#181562 - 26/07/07 07:18 PM Re: Connection refused? [Re: xRaZoRx]
RoCk Offline
Hoopy frood

Registered: 16/12/02
Posts: 2010
Don't use 6667 .. problem solved.

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