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Cannot even start #195079 17/02/08 07:05 AM
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Wud appreciate some assistance here, please.

- I have downloaded & installed IRC
- I can log on to random servers
- When I try logging into irc.freenode.net, error says "Unable to connect to server (Connection refused)"

What strikes me as unusual is that there was no option to even choose a password anywhere during the installation process!?

All advise appreciated.

Best,
wirefree

Re: Cannot even start [Re: wirefree] #195087 17/02/08 11:19 AM
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There aren't usually passwords for IRC. If there is one, you usually have to manually (or with a script) send it to the server once connected. Connection refused can mean multiple things, from a server being full, not allowing any connections while maintenance is being done on it, incorrect port when connecting, issues with your router/firewall, etc. Check out the sticky threads about being unable to connect.


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Re: Cannot even start [Re: Riamus2] #195220 20/02/08 04:48 AM
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Hi

Today I have tried to connect again but mirc generates a new error which reads:

* Connect retry #9 irc.freenode.net (6667) (dns pool)
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-irc.freenode.net- *** Looking up your hostname...
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-irc.freenode.net- *** Checking ident
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-irc.freenode.net- *** Found your hostname
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-irc.freenode.net- *** No identd (auth) response
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Closing Link: 127.0.0.1 (Invalid username [n=g.forumz])


What can I do to successfully log into irc.freenode.net please?

Re: Cannot even start [Re: wirefree] #195234 20/02/08 01:31 PM
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Based on the message, change your nick.


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