help with IRC

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jplg842, Mar 11, 2007.

  1. jplg842 macrumors regular

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    #1
    hello.
    i installed Ircle 3.1.2, os x on my new macbook.
    but i cant connect to the server, im getting this in the console:

    Looking up IP number for irc.undernet.org
    Found IP number: 69.17.172.40
    Contacting server irc.undernet.org
    Could not establish a connection with irc.undernet.org (Connection refused)
    Connection with irc.undernet.org closed

    i dont know if its a firewall problem caz im running a network wireless conection in my university..

    Thanks
     
  2. lamina macrumors 68000

    lamina

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    #2
    It is (99%) a firewall. This is because a huge number of trojans connect to IRC in the background to gather/spread info, and to get commends. (Lucky you have a mac: :)

    www.silenceisdefeat.org offers free shells that are reliable and good for BitchX use. That's the only way I go when I wanna get on IRC.
     
  3. jplg842 thread starter macrumors regular

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    #3
    If its a firewall problem, what should i do??
    is there a way to solve the problem?

    thanks
     
  4. lamina macrumors 68000

    lamina

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    #4
    Universities always have their networks locked down pretty tight. You could try using an alternate port (6666 - 6669)by:

    /server irc.total.net:6666

    Try that... but I doubt it'll work. Your best bet is SSHing to a shell and using BitchX.
     
  5. scotty588 macrumors 6502

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    #5
    I pay for simple 1 background process shell ($2 a month) that runs a program called psybnc. Keeps you online all the time and I can use a regular irc client to connect to it. If your interested PM me and I'll be happy to give you the company I go with for irc shells.
     

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