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unable to resolve server? #210979
30/03/09 07:32 PM
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djkaz81186 Offline OP
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can someone please help? I cant figure out why I cant get accepted

Re: unable to resolve server? [Re: djkaz81186] #210980
30/03/09 07:46 PM
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"Unable to resolve server" means that mIRC (and therefore Windows) cannot convert the server hostname given (eg. irc.someserver.com) into an IP address to communicate with. This generally means one of three things:

1. You're not connected to the internet. Presumably we can discount that one.

2. The server hostname you've given has a typo in it. Double check you've given the correct server name.

3. The server no longer exists or uses a different hostname. Try visiting the IRC network's website to find a different server for that IRC network.


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Re: unable to resolve server? [Re: starbucks_mafia] #210984
30/03/09 08:58 PM
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djkaz81186 Offline OP
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my servers list is blank and I'm not sure how to identify a proper server. Can you suggest an appropriate one?

Re: unable to resolve server? [Re: djkaz81186] #210993
30/03/09 10:23 PM
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There's hundreds of IRC networks, each made of one or many different IRC servers. I suggest you try some servers out of the "default" servers list, most should be working:

- if mIRC is running at the moment, quit mIRC
- download a new serverlist: http://www.mirc.com/servers.ini (right click - save as: servers.ini)
- replace your current servers.ini with this file and restart mIRC.

If you have problems to locate the folder containing your current servers.ini, type in mIRC: //echo -a $mircdir