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IceChat Version 5 => Bugs/Problems (locked) => Topic started by: Soren on March 18, 2005, 07:16:52 AM

Title: How do i fix my Socket Error: 10060 ???
Post by: Soren on March 18, 2005, 07:16:52 AM
Snerf,

I have tried connecting to different servers at different times for the last few days. I get the same message all the time. Did I break my precious IceChat 5.50 Build 010905?

[09:06] * Attempting to connect to irc.quakenet.org  on port 6667
[09:06] * Socket Error: 10060 : The attempt to connect timed out
[09:06] * Connection closed from irc.quakenet.org

I am sure you know, but I went to look to see what this Window Socket Error Code meant:

WSAETIMEDOUT
10060

Connection timed out.
A connection attempt failed because the connected party did not properly respond after a period of time, or the established connection failed because the connected host has failed to respond.

Thanks for the coolest IRC program!

Greg

P.S. I deleted channel.ini but that didn't change anything.
Title: How do i fix my Socket Error: 10060 ???
Post by: Snerf on March 18, 2005, 08:23:13 AM
Try different server names. Quakenet has a lot of servers, you can get a list off of their website of specific ones.

10060 is not a problem with IceChat, its just that the servers are not responding. This happens at times with regular DNS pool server addresses that use irc.networkname.com, its usually better to use a specific server.

Also, try using a different port number, say like 7000. At times this helps as well.

Channel.ini has nothing to do with this, that file is used to store window locations, sizes of IceChat, so that when you restart IceChat, everything is resized the way you had it previously.
Title: How do i fix my Socket Error: 10060 ???
Post by: Soren on March 19, 2005, 07:32:25 AM
I have tried different server names. That doesn't help. You, obviously, are right. It is not an IceChat issue.

This is an issue with my 6667 port. It really makes no sense because nothing that I am aware of has changed on my laptop. My firewall, ZoneAlarm, is not restricting IceChat IRC Client or IceChat Updater.

I have enabled Port Forwarding for IRC from 6660 to 7000 on my Router even though IceChat was running fine before.

But I am still having problems using port 6667.

Any help you can give would be greatly appreciated.
Title: How do i fix my Socket Error: 10060 ???
Post by: Snerf on March 19, 2005, 09:40:26 AM
Nothing I can do to help you solve that problem. There are just too many things that it could be.
Title: How do i fix my Socket Error: 10060 ???
Post by: Soren on March 19, 2005, 03:43:06 PM
Ok.