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Socket Exception Error
« 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] *** Attempting to connect to ( 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
[08:04.18] Waiting 60 seconds to re-connect to 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.



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Re: Socket Exception Error
« Reply #1 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.
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