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Connection refused? #180168 05/07/07 01:42 AM
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* 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?

Re: Connection refused? [Re: xRaZoRx] #180169 05/07/07 01:48 AM
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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.

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Re: Connection refused? [Re: Mentality] #180170 05/07/07 02:02 AM
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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.


Re: Connection refused? [Re: xRaZoRx] #180171 05/07/07 02:08 AM
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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.

Re: Connection refused? [Re: RoCk] #180172 05/07/07 02:16 AM
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tried all.. i cant join any 6667

but i can join about otherws.

Re: Connection refused? [Re: xRaZoRx] #180173 05/07/07 03:48 AM
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Which network ?

Re: Connection refused? [Re: RoCk] #180174 05/07/07 04:11 AM
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what do you mean what network?

Re: Connection refused? [Re: xRaZoRx] #180176 05/07/07 04:35 AM
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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.

Re: Connection refused? [Re: RusselB] #180177 05/07/07 04:38 AM
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ive tried like 10 servers with 6667 cant connect to any, but the main one is irc.CZFree.net

Re: Connection refused? [Re: xRaZoRx] #180178 05/07/07 04:51 AM
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I just tried it, with no problems
From the status window
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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

Re: Connection refused? [Re: RusselB] #180179 05/07/07 04:58 AM
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i have no idea, i can connect to other ports, but not 6667.

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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 :\

Re: Connection refused? [Re: xRaZoRx] #180189 05/07/07 11:40 AM
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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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Re: Connection refused? [Re: Riamus2] #180202 05/07/07 05:13 PM
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this just started happening yesterday.. and i did search, i couldn't find it :\

Re: Connection refused? [Re: xRaZoRx] #180213 05/07/07 09:23 PM
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This is contradictory to your earlier reply to Mentality where you stated
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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.

Re: Connection refused? [Re: RusselB] #180344 07/07/07 10:04 PM
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kk.. well i did use the search button, and i DIDNT find anything.

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Can someone who has had this problem please help me?

Re: Connection refused? [Re: xRaZoRx] #181561 26/07/07 05:14 PM
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Wow, anyone?

Re: Connection refused? [Re: xRaZoRx] #181562 26/07/07 06:18 PM
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Don't use 6667 .. problem solved.