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"Unable to Resolve Your Hostname" #225597 06/09/10 12:37 AM
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I've been researching like mad to fix this issue, but I can't seem to find exactly what's ailing my IRC. I can fully connect to the IRC server I want to, it just takes a while. The connection seems to pause after

[17:14] -irc.fossiltechnology.com- *** Looking up your hostname...
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[17:14] -irc.fossiltechnology.com- *** Couldn't resolve your hostname; using your IP address instead

It refuses to connect on its own. I figured out after a while that if I try to communicate with the server (ie: /join or /privmsg) it will fully connect after about a minute or two, complete with auto-joining channels. Something to note is that once the server fully connects, the command I tried using will come out incomplete (if I type /join the server will say "OIN Unknown command" when it loads - /privmsg "RIVMSG Unknown command).

I moved from Massachusetts to Arizona recently and did not have this problem back home. ISP problem? Router problem?

Perhaps related: when I first wake my computer up it takes FOREVER for the internet to work for me. I generally turn it on (very fast load times), open up Firefox, and open all my favorite web pages. Even thought my computer is connected to the internet, I get "Problem Loading Page" warnings all over the place for the first 5 minutes. It's not like we have slow interent here, either. After the "warm up" for the internet the first time I connect the pages laod as they should.

It's not exactly fatal, just annoying, and I'm sure I explained it poorly, but if anyone can help me out it would be greatly appreciated.

Re: "Unable to Resolve Your Hostname" [Re: UEDkop] #225600 06/09/10 01:11 AM
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the hostname is a server problem not able to reverse dns your host.


The commands problem is more than likely a script u are using


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Re: "Unable to Resolve Your Hostname" [Re: FroggieDaFrog] #225603 06/09/10 01:45 AM
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Is there a way to fix those things? Router settings or anything?

And it is not a script problem as I don't use scripts (save for messaging nickserv on connect).

Re: "Unable to Resolve Your Hostname" [Re: UEDkop] #225605 06/09/10 01:54 AM
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It probably is a router or ISP configuration problem, but without you doing a lot of testing to try and find the cause, it would not be easy for us to guess what is causing the problem. Normally, you shouldn't have to make any router changes to connect to IRC. However, if you've made changes, one of them could be causing you problems. You could reset the router to default settings (that will lose all of your forwarded ports and other changes, so only do that if you're okay with having to reconfigure those items). If you reset it, then try connecting before making any changes to the router after the reset.

As for your ISP, you'd have to try contacting them to see if they are blocking anything related to IRC. That said, ISPs rarely tell you if they're blocking stuff and you usually won't even end up talking to anyone who even knows what IRC is unless you can talk them into escalating your call to a higher level tech.

One other option is to enable /debug in mIRC...

/debug @debug

Then, try connecting. Go ahead and do your command to allow the connection to finish. Then, check your @debug window and see what is shown there. If you want, you can paste that here and maybe it will let someone see what's happening.

I'd also recommend unloading all scripts (even if they just message nickserv). That way you know for certain it's not some bug in a script. That's a very easy thing to check and you can always reload them later. It's usually better to test something that's quick and easy right away rather than find out a lot later that the quick/easy thing was the reason and that you spent hours doing other things when you didn't have to.


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Re: "Unable to Resolve Your Hostname" [Re: UEDkop] #225607 06/09/10 02:18 AM
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Ok, here's the debug log:


Session Start: Sun Sep 05 19:14:24 2010
Session Ident: @debug
02[19:14] * Logging for @debug started
[19:14] -> irc.fossiltechnology.com QUIT :
[19:14] -> irc.vastempire.com CAP LS
[19:14] -> irc.vastempire.com NICK Decem
[19:14] -> irc.vastempire.com USER Decem 0 * :JoeG
[19:14] <- :irc.fossiltechnology.com NOTICE AUTH :*** Looking up your hostname...
[19:14] <- :irc.fossiltechnology.com NOTICE AUTH :*** Couldn't resolve your hostname; using your IP address instead
[19:14] <- :irc.fossiltechnology.com 451 CAP :You have not registered
[19:14] <- :irc.fossiltechnology.com 001 Decem :Welcome to the Fossil Technology IRC Network Decem!Decem@208.99.88.221
[19:14] <- :irc.fossiltechnology.com 002 Decem :Your host is irc.fossiltechnology.com, running version Unreal3.2.7
[19:14] <- :irc.fossiltechnology.com 003 Decem :This server was created Fri Jun 27 2008 at 03:46:12 CDT
[19:14] <- :irc.fossiltechnology.com 004 Decem irc.fossiltechnology.com Unreal3.2.7 iowghraAsORTVSxNCWqBzvdHtGp lvhopsmntikrRcaqOALQbSeIKVfMCuzNTGj
[19:14] <- :irc.fossiltechnology.com 005 Decem NAMESX SAFELIST HCN MAXCHANNELS=30 CHANLIMIT=#:30 MAXLIST=b:60,e:60,I:60 NICKLEN=30 CHANNELLEN=32 TOPICLEN=307 KICKLEN=307 AWAYLEN=307 MAXTARGETS=20 WALLCHOPS :are supported by this server
[19:14] <- :irc.fossiltechnology.com 005 Decem WATCH=128 SILENCE=15 MODES=12 CHANTYPES=# PREFIX=(qaohv)~&@%+ CHANMODES=beI,kfL,lj,psmntirRcOAQKVCuzNSMTG NETWORK=Fossil-Technology CASEMAPPING=ascii EXTBAN=~,cqnr ELIST=MNUCT STATUSMSG=~&@%+ EXCEPTS INVEX :are supported by this server
[19:14] <- :irc.fossiltechnology.com 005 Decem CMDS=KNOCK,MAP,DCCALLOW,USERIP :are supported by this server
[19:14] -> irc.fossiltechnology.com JOIN #VEDJ
[19:14] <- :irc.fossiltechnology.com 251 Decem :There are 7 users and 39 invisible on 2 servers
[19:14] <- :irc.fossiltechnology.com 252 Decem 10 :operator(s) online
[19:14] <- :irc.fossiltechnology.com 254 Decem 56 :channels formed
[19:14] <- :irc.fossiltechnology.com 255 Decem :I have 38 clients and 1 servers
[19:14] <- :irc.fossiltechnology.com 265 Decem :Current Local Users: 38 Max: 115
[19:14] <- :irc.fossiltechnology.com 266 Decem :Current Global Users: 46 Max: 123
[19:14] <- :irc.fossiltechnology.com 375 Decem :- irc.fossiltechnology.com Message of the Day -
[19:14] <- :irc.fossiltechnology.com 372 Decem :- 9/8/2009 23:23
[19:14] <- :irc.fossiltechnology.com 372 Decem :-
[19:14] <- :irc.fossiltechnology.com 372 Decem :- Welcome to Fossil Technology
[19:14] <- :irc.fossiltechnology.com 372 Decem :- http://www.fossiltechnology.com/
[19:14] <- :irc.fossiltechnology.com 372 Decem :-
[19:14] <- :irc.fossiltechnology.com 372 Decem :- -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
[19:14] <- :irc.fossiltechnology.com 372 Decem :-
[19:14] <- :irc.fossiltechnology.com 372 Decem :- Server Admin: admin@fossiltechnology.com
[19:14] <- :irc.fossiltechnology.com 372 Decem :- Operators: Chesh, Kadann, Fury, |Japheth|
[19:14] <- :irc.fossiltechnology.com 372 Decem :-
[19:14] <- :irc.fossiltechnology.com 372 Decem :- -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
[19:14] <- :irc.fossiltechnology.com 372 Decem :-
[19:14] <- :irc.fossiltechnology.com 372 Decem :- * Absolutey NO pornography or warez. None! If we find out
[19:14] <- :irc.fossiltechnology.com 372 Decem :- about either of those, we K-line, simple as that.
[19:14] <- :irc.fossiltechnology.com 372 Decem :-
[19:14] <- :irc.fossiltechnology.com 372 Decem :- * No harassment, nuking, denial of service, or anything else
[19:14] <- :irc.fossiltechnology.com 372 Decem :- of that sort. Once again, this is grounds for a K-line.
[19:14] <- :irc.fossiltechnology.com 372 Decem :-
[19:14] <- :irc.fossiltechnology.com 372 Decem :- * One bot per person is allowed, but no spam-bots, attack
[19:14] <- :irc.fossiltechnology.com 372 Decem :- bots, or bots that otherwise harass users.
[19:14] <- :irc.fossiltechnology.com 372 Decem :-
[19:14] <- :irc.fossiltechnology.com 372 Decem :- * If an IRCOp thinks something is against the spirit of the
[19:14] <- :irc.fossiltechnology.com 372 Decem :- server, he will take appropriate action.
[19:14] <- :irc.fossiltechnology.com 372 Decem :-
[19:14] <- :irc.fossiltechnology.com 372 Decem :- * If you need help, check out:
[19:14] <- :irc.fossiltechnology.com 372 Decem :- http://www.fossiltechnology.com/irc.html
[19:14] <- :irc.fossiltechnology.com 372 Decem :-
[19:14] <- :irc.fossiltechnology.com 372 Decem :- * Fossil Technology explicitly disclaims all liability for
[19:14] <- :irc.fossiltechnology.com 372 Decem :- the content of ANY and ALL messages passing through this
[19:14] <- :irc.fossiltechnology.com 372 Decem :- server. We make guidelines, but cannot control individual
[19:14] <- :irc.fossiltechnology.com 372 Decem :- users.
[19:14] <- :irc.fossiltechnology.com 372 Decem :-
[19:14] <- :irc.fossiltechnology.com 372 Decem :- * This server is home for the members of Fossil Technology
[19:14] <- :irc.fossiltechnology.com 372 Decem :- (#FT),The Vast Empire (#Vast_Empire), Force Elite Soldiers
[19:14] <- :irc.fossiltechnology.com 372 Decem :- (#FES), and The Kitsune Graveyard (#TKG). If groups wish
[19:14] <- :irc.fossiltechnology.com 372 Decem :- to join us, please stop by #FT and say hello.
[19:14] <- :irc.fossiltechnology.com 372 Decem :-
[19:14] <- :irc.fossiltechnology.com 372 Decem :- -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
[19:14] <- :irc.fossiltechnology.com 372 Decem :-
[19:14] <- :irc.fossiltechnology.com 372 Decem :- Network Services:
[19:14] <- :irc.fossiltechnology.com 372 Decem :- NickServ Nickname registration Service
[19:14] <- :irc.fossiltechnology.com 372 Decem :- ChanServ Channel Registration and Protection service.
[19:14] <- :irc.fossiltechnology.com 372 Decem :- MemoServ Memo retrieval and sending service.
[19:14] <- :irc.fossiltechnology.com 372 Decem :-
[19:14] <- :irc.fossiltechnology.com 372 Decem :- -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
[19:14] <- :irc.fossiltechnology.com 372 Decem :-
[19:14] <- :irc.fossiltechnology.com 376 Decem :End of /MOTD command.
[19:14] <- :Decem MODE Decem :+iwx
[19:14] <- :NickServ!services@fossiltechnology.com NOTICE Decem :This nickname is registered and protected. If it is your
[19:14] <- :NickServ!services@fossiltechnology.com NOTICE Decem :nick, type /msg NickServ IDENTIFY password. Otherwise,
[19:14] <- :NickServ!services@fossiltechnology.com NOTICE Decem :please choose a different nick.
[19:14] <- :irc.fossiltechnology.com 421 Decem OIN :Unknown command
[19:14] -> irc.fossiltechnology.com PROTOCTL NAMESX
[19:14] -> irc.fossiltechnology.com NICKSERV identify uedcwal
[19:14] -> irc.fossiltechnology.com JOIN #cantina,#RAIDERS,#VEDJ,#VEFF
[19:14] <- :Decem!Decem@82A4969C.ACF96311.F743646D.IP JOIN :#cantina
[19:14] -> irc.fossiltechnology.com MODE #cantina
[19:14] <- :irc.fossiltechnology.com 332 Decem #cantina :Local hangout of the brigands referred to as "Oskers" || BACK TO THE COMNET, DAMNIT. POST! || Snipes is back! || Happy Jegglypuff Day! ||
[19:14] <- :irc.fossiltechnology.com 333 Decem #cantina Ron 1283720490
[19:14] <- :irc.fossiltechnology.com 353 Decem = #cantina :Decem Ron|bbl raziel Hunter
[19:14] <- :irc.fossiltechnology.com 366 Decem #cantina :End of /NAMES list.
[19:14] <- :Decem!Decem@82A4969C.ACF96311.F743646D.IP JOIN :#RAIDERS
[19:14] -> irc.fossiltechnology.com MODE #RAIDERS
[19:14] <- :irc.fossiltechnology.com 332 Decem #RAIDERS :Welcome to the CrAzY RAIDERS Barracks! || No Vacancy || Be sure to hand your reports to Tanus and Decembrist on THURSDAYS! || Word of the day: casuistry || If the server dies: http://vastempire.proboards.com/index.cgi || New Story Is UP!
[19:14] <- :irc.fossiltechnology.com 333 Decem #RAIDERS Havock 1282682433
[19:14] <- :irc.fossiltechnology.com 353 Decem = #RAIDERS :Decem Rogueboy
[19:14] <- :irc.fossiltechnology.com 366 Decem #RAIDERS :End of /NAMES list.
[19:14] <- :Decem!Decem@82A4969C.ACF96311.F743646D.IP JOIN :#VEDJ
[19:14] -> irc.fossiltechnology.com MODE #VEDJ
[19:14] <- :irc.fossiltechnology.com 332 Decem #VEDJ :|| It lives! || Join the Dark Side, get a free cookie || Exams Currently Up: INI, ACO, JRN, AD || Run-on is up: "The Long Road Home - Chapter 1" || Welcome to Ron and Havock || Congratulations Dark Jedi Knight Aeos - Go read "Skewered World" ! || Academy Training Manual is LIVE ||
[19:14] <- :irc.fossiltechnology.com 333 Decem #VEDJ Angel 1283121037
[19:14] <- :irc.fossiltechnology.com 353 Decem @ #VEDJ :Decem Chesh_ Ron|bbl raziel @KadBot @Kadann
[19:14] <- :irc.fossiltechnology.com 366 Decem #VEDJ :End of /NAMES list.
[19:14] <- :Decem!Decem@82A4969C.ACF96311.F743646D.IP JOIN :#VEFF
[19:14] -> irc.fossiltechnology.com MODE #VEFF
[19:14] <- :irc.fossiltechnology.com 353 Decem = #VEFF :@Decem
[19:14] <- :irc.fossiltechnology.com 366 Decem #VEFF :End of /NAMES list.
[19:14] <- :irc.fossiltechnology.com 324 Decem #cantina +ntr
[19:14] <- :irc.fossiltechnology.com 329 Decem #cantina 1282657578
[19:14] <- :NickServ!services@fossiltechnology.com NOTICE Decem :Password accepted - you are now recognized.
[19:14] <- :ChanServ!services@fossiltechnology.com MODE #RAIDERS +o Decem
[19:14] -> irc.fossiltechnology.com MODE #RAIDERS
[19:14] <- :ChanServ!services@fossiltechnology.com MODE #VEFF +ntr
[19:14] <- :ChanServ!services@fossiltechnology.com TOPIC #VEFF :#VEFF - Where da' Ballers be || Week 1 - 9/9/10 || Come and Get me - Angel
[19:14] <- :irc.fossiltechnology.com 324 Decem #RAIDERS +ntr
[19:14] <- :irc.fossiltechnology.com 329 Decem #RAIDERS 1283606002
[19:14] <- :irc.fossiltechnology.com 324 Decem #VEDJ +sntrC
[19:14] <- :irc.fossiltechnology.com 329 Decem #VEDJ 1280736509
[19:14] <- :irc.fossiltechnology.com 324 Decem #VEFF +ntr
[19:14] <- :irc.fossiltechnology.com 329 Decem #VEFF 1283739288
[19:14] <- :irc.fossiltechnology.com 324 Decem #RAIDERS +ntr

Hopefully someone can interpret this? I tried looking through and couldn't make sense of it. I did notice though: it registered me typing "/join #VEDJ" and in my server window it came out "OIN Unknown Command".

Also to note: the first time I tried this I didn't have logs on and I just let it sit there thinking it would load after a while. After three minutes of not loading, I typed in my command and this popped up:

[19:10] * [10053] Software caused connection abort

Any thoughts? Strange, huh?

Re: "Unable to Resolve Your Hostname" [Re: UEDkop] #225620 06/09/10 02:15 PM
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I know there was some comment on CAP being an issue for people, but I thought that was changed for 7.1 from beta, so I don't know if that's still a problem.

Have you tried with your join/identify script(s) unloaded? Considering how much happened in under a minute, I'm guessing that you still had them loaded.

What version of mIRC are you using?

Can you connect to other networks, or does this happen on all of them? Try one like Undernet or Efnet. I did try that server and it connects fine here, so it is probably not something on the server's end. Maybe someone else has more ideas.


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Re: "Unable to Resolve Your Hostname" [Re: UEDkop] #225638 06/09/10 11:50 PM
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This is interesting:

[16:45] * Connecting to irc.undernet.org (6667)
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[16:45] * Unable to connect to server (Connection timed out)
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[16:45] * Connect retry #1 irc.undernet.org (6667) (dns pool)
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[16:46] * Unable to connect to server (Connection timed out)
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[16:46] * Connect retry #2 irc.undernet.org (6667) (dns pool)
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[16:46] -irc.undernet.org- *** Looking up your hostname
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[16:46] -irc.undernet.org- *** Checking Ident
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[16:46] -irc.undernet.org- *** Couldn't look up your hostname
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[16:46] -irc.undernet.org- *** No ident response
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After that it hooked up fine.

[16:43] * Unable to resolve server
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[16:43] * Connect retry #6 irc.effnet.org (6667)
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[16:43] * Connect cancelled
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[16:43] * Connecting to irc.efnet.org (6667)
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[16:44] -irc.efnet.org- *** Processing connection to irc.choopa.net
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[16:44] -irc.efnet.org- *** Looking up your hostname...
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[16:44] -irc.efnet.org- *** Checking Ident
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[16:44] -irc.efnet.org- *** Couldn't look up your hostname
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[16:44] -irc.efnet.org- *** No Ident response

Same there.

Re: "Unable to Resolve Your Hostname" [Re: UEDkop] #225640 07/09/10 12:00 AM
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As for the version: I was running an older version up until yesterday when I was trying out other clients and decided it was time for an upgrade to the most recent. Should be noted: other clients aren't experiencing this problem (neither are mibbit.com or java applications), jut mIRC. Which is a shame, because I really like mIRC a lot more than others.

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Quote:
*** Looking up your hostname...
*** Couldn't resolve your hostname; using your IP address instead


I have gotten this since switching isp's. AFAIK it's the fault of my isp (which is a relatively new cable company) not supplying the information requested by the server. It hurts nothing, as everything else works with no problems.


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Yeah, like I said it's not fatal at all, just irritating.

Thanks for all your help guys, you can put this to rest if you're tired of it.