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#208146 - 14/01/09 12:21 PM Can connect to servers, can't join channels
twoost Offline
Mostly harmless

Registered: 14/01/09
Posts: 1
I'm having a really strange problem... I am able to connect to IRC servers but when I try to join a channel, nothing seems to happen. mirc just sort of hangs. The weird thing is, people actually see me join the channel from their end, but mirc just sits there like nothing has happened. I find I can get it to work by repeatedly reconnecting, after like 20 reconnects it finally joins channels. The same thing happens on every server. Has anyone seen this or know what might be causing it?

Thanks in advance,

twist

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#208188 - 15/01/09 08:34 AM Re: Can connect to servers, can't join channels [Re: twoost]
argv0 Offline
Planetary brain

Registered: 13/10/03
Posts: 3918
Loc: Montreal, QC, Canada
What version of mIRC, what server, are you using a BNC, and finally are you using any scripts or dlls?
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#211365 - 13/04/09 05:40 PM Re: Can connect to servers, can't join channels [Re: argv0]
Jelly Offline
Self-satisified door

Registered: 13/04/09
Posts: 4
what he describes in his problem is the exact same thing that happens to me.

i'm using v6.35, no BNC and i've tried reinstalling my registered version.

i connect to the server and then try joining a channel. no response on my screen but users in the channel say they can see me joining.


Edited by Jelly (13/04/09 06:16 PM)

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#211366 - 13/04/09 06:05 PM Re: Can connect to servers, can't join channels [Re: Jelly]
Jelly Offline
Self-satisified door

Registered: 13/04/09
Posts: 4
[10:00] * Connecting to irc.netgamers.org (6667)
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[10:00] -irc.netgamers.org- *** Looking up your hostname
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[10:00] -irc.netgamers.org- *** Checking Ident
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[10:00] -irc.netgamers.org- *** Couldn't look up your hostname
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[10:01] -irc.netgamers.org- *** No ident response
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Welcome to the NetGamers IRC Network, "Name"
Your host is underworld.ca.us.netgamers.org, running version u2.10.11.06n1
This server was created Tue Mar 3 2009 at 10:12:05 EST
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underworld.ca.us.netgamers.org u2.10.11.06n1 dioswkgx biklmnopstvrcCST bklov
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WHOX WALLCHOPS WALLVOICES USERIP CPRIVMSG CNOTICE SILENCE=15 MODES=6 MAXCHANNELS=30 MAXBANS=45 NICKLEN=15 MAXNICKLEN=15 are supported by this server
TOPICLEN=250 AWAYLEN=160 KICKLEN=250 CHANTYPES=#& PREFIX=(ov)@+ CHANMODES=b,k,l,imnpstrcCST CASEMAPPING=rfc1459 NETWORK=NetGamers are supported by this server
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There are 419 users and 1036 invisible on 7 servers
11 operator(s) online
1822 channels formed
I have 327 clients and 1 servers
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[10:01] -underworld.ca.us.netgamers.org- Highest connection count: 342 (341 clients)
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Message of the Day, underworld.ca.us.netgamers.org
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End of /MOTD command.
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[10:01] -underworld.ca.us.netgamers.org- on 1 ca 1(4) ft 10(10)
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[10:01] -> *P@CService.netgamers.org* login "Name" "PW" -> this is my PERFORM
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[10:01] Local host: utopia.underworld.no (206.126.142.60)
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***********

after that last line...i see no more activity (i.e. channel window does not open up but users see me join).

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#211384 - 14/04/09 02:27 AM Re: Can connect to servers, can't join channels [Re: Jelly]
argv0 Offline
Planetary brain

Registered: 13/10/03
Posts: 3918
Loc: Montreal, QC, Canada
You haven't responded to the question regarding scripts.

I'm able to join channels on that server. If you manually /join #somechannel, does it work?

in mIRC type //echo -a $script(0) $dll(0) $version $os $md5($mircexe,2)

and copy the results here

You may also want to try typing /debug @debug before connecting and then seeing what shows up in the @debug window after connecting. If you actually joined the channel you should see a names list and a JOIN message from the server.
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- argv[0] on EFnet #mIRC
- "Life is a pointer to an integer without a cast"

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#211395 - 14/04/09 04:25 PM Re: Can connect to servers, can't join channels [Re: argv0]
Jelly Offline
Self-satisified door

Registered: 13/04/09
Posts: 4
1) i have no scripts set up
2) manual join is same as auto-join. after typing /j #channel, it perceptibly does nothing - just sits there but users see me join.
3)//echo -a $script(0) $dll(0) $version $os $md5($mircexe,2) = 1 0 6.35 XP 2f63a83968f9586fe4fb48134253619c
4) debug output:

-> irc.netgamers.org NICK Deloitte
-> irc.netgamers.org USER UneedMe "really.com" "irc.netgamers.org" :JustLetGo
<- NOTICE AUTH :*** Looking up your hostname
<- NOTICE AUTH :*** Checking Ident
<- NOTICE AUTH :*** Couldn't look up your hostname
<- NOTICE AUTH :*** No ident response
<- PING :1487326118
-> irc.netgamers.org PONG :1487326118
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 001 Deloitte :Welcome to the NetGamers IRC Network, Deloitte
-> firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org USERHOST Deloitte
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 002 Deloitte :Your host is firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org, running version u2.10.11.06n1
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 003 Deloitte :This server was created Thu Jul 5 2007 at 19:04:25 CEST
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 004 Deloitte firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org u2.10.11.06n1 dioswkgx biklmnopstvrcCST bklov
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 005 Deloitte WHOX WALLCHOPS WALLVOICES USERIP CPRIVMSG CNOTICE SILENCE=15 MODES=6 MAXCHANNELS=30 MAXBANS=45 NICKLEN=15 MAXNICKLEN=15 :are supported by this server
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 005 Deloitte TOPICLEN=250 AWAYLEN=160 KICKLEN=250 CHANTYPES=#& PREFIX=(ov)@+ CHANMODES=b,k,l,imnpstrcCST CASEMAPPING=rfc1459 NETWORK=NetGamers :are supported by this server
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 251 Deloitte :There are 436 users and 1036 invisible on 7 servers
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 252 Deloitte 12 :operator(s) online
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 253 Deloitte 1 :unknown connection(s)
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 254 Deloitte 1931 :channels formed
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 255 Deloitte :I have 567 clients and 3 servers
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org NOTICE Deloitte :Highest connection count: 695 (692 clients)
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 375 Deloitte :- firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org Message of the Day -
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 372 Deloitte :- 2007-7-5 19:23
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 372 Deloitte :-
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 372 Deloitte :- ------------------------------------------------------------------
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 372 Deloitte :- Welcome to the Netgamers.org IRC Gaming Network!
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 372 Deloitte :- ------------------------------------------------------------------
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 372 Deloitte :-
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 372 Deloitte :- Open ports on this server are: 6665-6669 + 8080.
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 372 Deloitte :-
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 372 Deloitte :- Network information:
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 372 Deloitte :- If you need help of some kind, /join #feds. If nobody in there
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 372 Deloitte :- is able to help you, please email help@netgamers.org.
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 372 Deloitte :-
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 372 Deloitte :- IRC is a free and unmoderated medium, this server/network takes
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 372 Deloitte :- no responsibility whatsoever for expressions made by users on
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 372 Deloitte :- the network.
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 372 Deloitte :-
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 372 Deloitte :- Proxy scanning:
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 372 Deloitte :- This network is running an open proxy/wingate detector.
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 372 Deloitte :- If you see a port 1080, 3128, 8080, 8000, 80, 81 or 23
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 372 Deloitte :- connection from sectorscan.netgamers.org/66.216.103.243
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 372 Deloitte :- please disregard it, as it is the detector in action and not a
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 372 Deloitte :- hostile attempt. For more information you can /join #feds and ask.
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 372 Deloitte :-
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 372 Deloitte :- Rules and policies:
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 372 Deloitte :- * This server (firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org) allow bots.
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 372 Deloitte :- * DoS attacks, flooding, attacks, takeovers, spamming, or any
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 372 Deloitte :- other abusive behaviour will not be tolerated.
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 372 Deloitte :- * Insecure socks will be blocked.
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 372 Deloitte :- Breach of policy may result in your temporary/permanent
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 372 Deloitte :- removal from this network.
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 372 Deloitte :-
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 372 Deloitte :- Contact information:
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 372 Deloitte :- Server admin: Thomas <thomas@netgamers.org>
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 372 Deloitte :- Global oper: decoy <decoy@netgamers.org>
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 372 Deloitte :- Mong <mong@netgamers.org>
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 372 Deloitte :- No more opers are required.
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 372 Deloitte :-
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 372 Deloitte :- Useful websites:
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 372 Deloitte :- The Planetarion Game: http://www.planetarion.com/
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 372 Deloitte :- Site Portal: http://portal.planetarion.com/
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 372 Deloitte :- Game forum: http://pirate.planetarion.com/forum/
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 372 Deloitte :- IRC Homepage: http://www.netgamers.org/
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 372 Deloitte :-
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 372 Deloitte :- Useful channels on this network:
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 372 Deloitte :- #planetarion - general information about Planetarion.com
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 372 Deloitte :- #help - go here if you need any help.
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 372 Deloitte :- #feds - information regarding the network
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 372 Deloitte :- #cservice - if you need to register a channel.
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 372 Deloitte :- #netgamers - General NG chat, fun and info
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 372 Deloitte :- #dawnofmyth - Info and news for DawnOfMyth.Com
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 372 Deloitte :- #managerleague - info and game channel for managerleague.com
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 372 Deloitte :-
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 372 Deloitte :- ------------------------------------------------------------------
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 372 Deloitte :-
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 376 Deloitte :End of /MOTD command.
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org NOTICE Deloitte :on 1 ca 1(4) ft 10(10)
-> firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org MODE Deloitte +i
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 302 Deloitte :Deloitte=+~UneedMe@193.71.199.6
-> firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org JOIN #ilovelamp password
<- :Deloitte!~UneedMe@193.71.199.6 MODE Deloitte :+i
-> firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org QUIT :
-> irc.netgamers.org NICK Deloitte
-> irc.netgamers.org USER UneedMe "really.com" "irc.netgamers.org" :JustLetGo
<- NOTICE AUTH :*** Looking up your hostname
<- NOTICE AUTH :*** Checking Ident
<- NOTICE AUTH :*** Couldn't look up your hostname
<- NOTICE AUTH :*** No ident response
<- PING :2112522552
-> irc.netgamers.org PONG :2112522552
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 001 Deloitte :Welcome to the NetGamers IRC Network, Deloitte
-> firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org USERHOST Deloitte
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 002 Deloitte :Your host is firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org, running version u2.10.11.06n1
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 003 Deloitte :This server was created Thu Jul 5 2007 at 19:04:25 CEST
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 004 Deloitte firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org u2.10.11.06n1 dioswkgx biklmnopstvrcCST bklov
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 005 Deloitte WHOX WALLCHOPS WALLVOICES USERIP CPRIVMSG CNOTICE SILENCE=15 MODES=6 MAXCHANNELS=30 MAXBANS=45 NICKLEN=15 MAXNICKLEN=15 :are supported by this server
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 005 Deloitte TOPICLEN=250 AWAYLEN=160 KICKLEN=250 CHANTYPES=#& PREFIX=(ov)@+ CHANMODES=b,k,l,imnpstrcCST CASEMAPPING=rfc1459 NETWORK=NetGamers :are supported by this server
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 251 Deloitte :There are 439 users and 1037 invisible on 7 servers
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 252 Deloitte 12 :operator(s) online
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 254 Deloitte 1931 :channels formed
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 255 Deloitte :I have 569 clients and 3 servers
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org NOTICE Deloitte :Highest connection count: 695 (692 clients)
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 375 Deloitte :- firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org Message of the Day -
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 372 Deloitte :- 2007-7-5 19:23
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 372 Deloitte :-
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 372 Deloitte :- ------------------------------------------------------------------
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 372 Deloitte :- Welcome to the Netgamers.org IRC Gaming Network!
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 372 Deloitte :- ------------------------------------------------------------------
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 372 Deloitte :-
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 372 Deloitte :- Open ports on this server are: 6665-6669 + 8080.
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 372 Deloitte :-
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 372 Deloitte :- Network information:
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 372 Deloitte :- If you need help of some kind, /join #feds. If nobody in there
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 372 Deloitte :- is able to help you, please email help@netgamers.org.
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 372 Deloitte :-
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 372 Deloitte :- IRC is a free and unmoderated medium, this server/network takes
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 372 Deloitte :- no responsibility whatsoever for expressions made by users on
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 372 Deloitte :- the network.
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 372 Deloitte :-
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 372 Deloitte :- Proxy scanning:
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 372 Deloitte :- This network is running an open proxy/wingate detector.
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 372 Deloitte :- If you see a port 1080, 3128, 8080, 8000, 80, 81 or 23
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 372 Deloitte :- connection from sectorscan.netgamers.org/66.216.103.243
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 372 Deloitte :- please disregard it, as it is the detector in action and not a
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 372 Deloitte :- hostile attempt. For more information you can /join #feds and ask.
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 372 Deloitte :-
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 372 Deloitte :- Rules and policies:
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 372 Deloitte :- * This server (firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org) allow bots.
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 372 Deloitte :- * DoS attacks, flooding, attacks, takeovers, spamming, or any
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 372 Deloitte :- other abusive behaviour will not be tolerated.
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 372 Deloitte :- * Insecure socks will be blocked.
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 372 Deloitte :- Breach of policy may result in your temporary/permanent
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 372 Deloitte :- removal from this network.
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 372 Deloitte :-
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 372 Deloitte :- Contact information:
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 372 Deloitte :- Server admin: Thomas <thomas@netgamers.org>
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 372 Deloitte :- Global oper: decoy <decoy@netgamers.org>
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 372 Deloitte :- Mong <mong@netgamers.org>
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 372 Deloitte :- No more opers are required.
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 372 Deloitte :-
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 372 Deloitte :- Useful websites:
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 372 Deloitte :- The Planetarion Game: http://www.planetarion.com/
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 372 Deloitte :- Site Portal: http://portal.planetarion.com/
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 372 Deloitte :- IRC Homepage: http://www.netgamers.org/
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 372 Deloitte :-
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 372 Deloitte :- Useful channels on this network:
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 372 Deloitte :- #planetarion - general information about Planetarion.com
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 372 Deloitte :- #help - go here if you need any help.
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 372 Deloitte :- #feds - information regarding the network
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 372 Deloitte :- #cservice - if you need to register a channel.
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 372 Deloitte :- #netgamers - General NG chat, fun and info
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 372 Deloitte :- #dawnofmyth - Info and news for DawnOfMyth.Com
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 372 Deloitte :- #managerleague - info and game channel for managerleague.com
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 372 Deloitte :-
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 372 Deloitte :- ------------------------------------------------------------------
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 372 Deloitte :-
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 376 Deloitte :End of /MOTD command.
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org NOTICE Deloitte :on 1 ca 2(4) ft 10(10) tr
-> firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org MODE Deloitte +i
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 302 Deloitte :Deloitte=+~UneedMe@193.71.199.6
-> firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org JOIN #ilovelamp password
<- :Deloitte!~UneedMe@193.71.199.6 MODE Deloitte :+i
-> firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org JOIN #bushtarion
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 421 Deloitte #ilovelamp :Unknown command
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 421 Deloitte OIN :Unknown command
<- PING :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org
-> firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org PONG :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org

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#211397 - 14/04/09 06:00 PM Re: Can connect to servers, can't join channels [Re: Jelly]
argv0 Offline
Planetary brain

Registered: 13/10/03
Posts: 3918
Loc: Montreal, QC, Canada
As suspected, the server is not sending back the JOIN reply that mIRC needs to actually join the channel. What's more interesting is that it seems you're somehow sending an invalid JOIN request in the server's eyes.

A valid join looks like:

-> firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org JOIN #randomchannel
<- :argv[0]!ident@hostname JOIN #randomchannel

Yours is:

-> firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org JOIN #ilovelamp password
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 421 Deloitte #ilovelamp :Unknown command
<- :firefly.no.eu.netgamers.org 421 Deloitte OIN :Unknown command


mIRC is sending out the right command, so it's not at fault here. To be absolutely certain, try joining with /!join #somechannel (the exclamation mark included), and if that does not work, /raw join #somechannel

If both of those yield the same unknown command output in your debug log, this is something you need to take up with netgamers' server admins. Am I right in assuming this does not happen on other networks?

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- "Life is a pointer to an integer without a cast"

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#211398 - 14/04/09 06:06 PM Re: Can connect to servers, can't join channels [Re: argv0]
Jelly Offline
Self-satisified door

Registered: 13/04/09
Posts: 4
i will try those suggestions and report back here.

and this is the only server i connect to.

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#211399 - 14/04/09 07:07 PM Re: Can connect to servers, can't join channels [Re: Jelly]
argv0 Offline
Planetary brain

Registered: 13/10/03
Posts: 3918
Loc: Montreal, QC, Canada
Try another network just to verify it only happens on that one, then.
_________________________
- argv[0] on EFnet #mIRC
- "Life is a pointer to an integer without a cast"

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#212208 - 14/05/09 09:40 PM Re: Can connect to servers, can't join channels [Re: argv0]
BRUUUCE Offline
Mostly harmless

Registered: 14/05/09
Posts: 1
I'm having this same exact problem. To answer the last question, it happens on all networks I connect to. I have also tried different clients (xchat on ubuntu) and get the same result. Mibbit however does work. This started when my internet went out of the day. Is it possible my ISP recently started blocking the irc port? (6667)

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#212210 - 14/05/09 10:56 PM Re: Can connect to servers, can't join channels [Re: BRUUUCE]
argv0 Offline
Planetary brain

Registered: 13/10/03
Posts: 3918
Loc: Montreal, QC, Canada
No, if IRC was blocked then you wouldn't be connected at all.

There are confirmed cases of some routers reading and selectively blocking IRC packets (technically not blocking, but same concept), so it's possible your routers are blocking a JOIN command for some reason.

Can you tell us your router model AND firmware version?
_________________________
- argv[0] on EFnet #mIRC
- "Life is a pointer to an integer without a cast"

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