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AOL AKILL #67421 11/01/04 02:11 PM
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why cant i connect to dalnet with AOL?


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Re: AOL AKILL #67422 11/01/04 02:28 PM
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You are probably getting an error response "Please Install IDENT."

If this is the case, then you probably need to configure your Firewall or Router/NAT to through-put TCP 113 traffic to your local machine.

If you are using Windows XP, it comes with a built in firewall you will have to configure to allow inbound connections on mIRC's IDENT and DCC ports. Read this tutorial on how to configure it properly - http://www.mishscript.de/ircguide/appb1.htm

(This tutorial recommends configuring a DCC port range starting at 4000... I would recommend a port range somewhere between 12000 and 65000. A higher and randomly chosen port range would make it more difficult for hackers to scan and predict these ports. IDENTd remains port 113)

If you are sharing your internet connection via Router or other NAT device, then you will need to follow a similar procedure on that hardware, usually called "Port Forwarding" or "Virtual Server".

You should also try the "Connection Issues" forum, as they probably have better answers to this problem.

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Re: AOL AKILL #67423 11/01/04 06:37 PM
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Just to add to the good advice given above, you might want to take a look at DALnet's Ident FAQ (they set this up because of the amount of people who get AKilled due to not having IdentD installed). It answers many questions.

You can run a Search for the problem too (try IdentD or Ident rather than AOL as the search term) - Expand to 'All Forums' and expand the date range to 'All Posts' for best results.

In most (if not all) DALnet AKills there is also a URL (website address) included which gives you an answer as to why you're AKilled. You should always read these URLs. Various DALnet AKill information is available here.

G'luck! smile

Regards,


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