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IceChat 9 => IceChat 9 Problems => Topic started by: techbcs on June 07, 2017, 07:39:52 AM

Title: Socket Exception Error
Post by: techbcs on June 07, 2017, 07:39:52 AM
I'm unable to connect to freenode using Icechat. I get the error below.

[08:04.18] -chat.freenode.net- *** Attempting to connect to chat.freenode.net (94.125.182.252) on port 6667
[08:04.18] ERROR: Socket Exception Error: An attempt was made to access a socket in a way forbidden by its access permissions 94.125.182.252:6667
[08:04.18] -chat.freenode.net- Waiting 60 seconds to re-connect to chat.freenode.net on port 6667

This also happens with Trillian. I am able to use Hexchat and ChatZilla. I'm hoping you guys might have an idea of what's happening because I like the Icechat interface much more than either of the others.

Thanks,
Brian
Title: Re: Socket Exception Error
Post by: Snerf on June 07, 2017, 08:52:08 AM
IceChat has been blocked by your firewall.
Generally, when the windows firewall sees a new program trying to access the internet, a popup will come up, to allow IceChat to allow access. You probably denied it.

You have to add IceChat to the Windows Firewall, or whatever Firewall you are using on your computer.
Title: Re: Socket Exception Error
Post by: Laskey on November 12, 2017, 12:16:38 AM
IceChat has been blocked by your firewall.
Generally, when the windows firewall sees a new program trying to access the internet, a popup will come up, to allow IceChat to allow access. You probably denied it.

You have to add IceChat to the Windows Firewall, or whatever Firewall you are using on your computer.

Ok that makes sense. I use eset and can't figure out how to add an exception for it. Does anyone here use eset and know how to do this?
Title: Re: Socket Exception Error
Post by: Ndtm on November 12, 2017, 09:39:38 AM
Ok that makes sense. I use eset and can't figure out how to add an exception for it. Does anyone here use eset and know how to do this?
I don't personally use it but googling "Eset firewall" gave https://support.eset.com/kb2843/?locale=en_US as the first non ad result