Re: Can't Use IRC in Mdrake9.1
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2003 02:18:18 GMT
> I have tried using both KSIRC and XCHAT to connect to various undernet
> servers on various ports, but I can never make it work. It often returns
> the message 'no known route to host.' Sometimes it says 'checking
> I installed identd off the Mandrake distro and created a Shorewall
> exception (113/tcp 113/udp) to open the port. This did not
> help. According to the MCC, identd is running. I used Webmin to turn
> Shorewall off entirely, and this did not help either.
> I'm on an ethernet connection with DHCP. No problems surfing the web,
> just with irc. (And java, but we'll get to that later.)
> Any ideas? Thanks.
Are you behind a NAT server, or , say using a cable modem using PPPOE?
Running behind someone else's firewall that might be blocking identd? I
certainly block it on firewalls that I run, to prevent weasels from
using insecure machines that might get broken *behind* my firewalls to
ue IRC servers without my knowledge.
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