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SuMMo1973

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I cant connect, anyone help me please ?
« on: February 18, 2004, 01:25:15 PM »
I am having problems

connecting to IRC, i got the following :-

* Attempting to connect to irc.elftor.net on port 6667
* Socket Error:

10060 : The attempt to connect timed out
* Connection closed from irc.elftor.net

Anyone got any ideas whats wrong

and how to fix it ?

Snerf

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Re: I cant connect, anyone help me please ?
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2004, 03:25:17 PM »
Quote from: SuMMo1973
I am having problems connecting to IRC, i got the following :-

* Attempting to connect

to irc.elftor.net on port 6667
* Socket Error: 10060 : The attempt to connect timed out
* Connection closed from

irc.elftor.net

Anyone got any ideas whats wrong and how to fix it ?


Yes, there is a way to

fix it.
Tell the people that run that server, to put it back online.
You can not connect, because the server is

down.
If it is not down, then try at a later time to connect, the internet is a weird place, and some times connections

fail, this is not a problem with IceChat itself.
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SuMMo1973

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I cant connect, anyone help me please ?
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2004, 04:28:32 AM »
Have done all that and i know its working as friends that use

it can get on with no problems. I still cant get it to connect though  :(

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I cant connect, anyone help me please ?
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2004, 08:14:03 AM »
Quote from: SuMMo1973
Have done all that and i know

its working as friends that use it can get on with no problems. I still cant get it to connect though  

:(


What version of IceChat are you using?
Make sure its Version 5.11, the latest.
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SuMMo1973

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I cant connect, anyone help me please ?
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2004, 09:44:00 AM »
Yes i have the latest version, i updated it wednesday

night.

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I cant connect, anyone help me please ?
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2004, 10:55:48 AM »
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Yes i have the latest version, i

updated it wednesday night.


Can you connect to other servers?
If you can, have you tried to just

connect to the server with using the /server command (/server irc.elftor.net), instead of using the Favorite Server

list.

Also, if you can connect to other servers, try connecting to the Actual IP Address of elftor, doing a /dns

command will give you the IP Address (/dns irc.elftor.net), and then do a /server command with that IP Address, see if this

helps at all.
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I cant connect, anyone help me please ?
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2004, 03:07:54 AM »
Some servers act funny if you use certain ports. Try changing

from the default pert, 6660, to the more widely used 6667. If you're not using the favourite server list then

use:

/server ServerHere 6667
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