Bug 675945 - xchat never connects to freenode but web freenode works fine (with vid)
xchat never connects to freenode but web freenode works fine (with vid)
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xchat (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jonathan Blandford
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2011-02-08 06:44 EST by pleabargain
Modified: 2013-04-02 00:25 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2012-08-16 09:38:36 EDT
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Description pleabargain 2011-02-08 06:44:02 EST
Description of problem:

xchat won't connect to freenode though freenode is live and well
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
all the time

Steps to Reproduce:
1.go to xchat
2.log in
Actual results:
 Python interface loaded
 Perl interface loaded
* Looking up irc.freenode.net.... for ever

Expected results:
should log in quick like a bunny

Additional info:
Comment 2 Ryan 2012-04-12 13:33:37 EDT
same issue here, prior to updates in the last week I was able to connect without issue, but since that time it seems to be inserting rubbish characters into the username when submitting to freenode (e.g. ~) constantly looping on the following for me with each different server:

* Looking up irc.freenode.net
* Connecting to chat.freenode.net ( port 8002...
* Connected. Now logging in...
* *** Looking up your hostname...
* *** Checking Ident
* *** Found your hostname
* *** No Ident response
* *** Your username is invalid. Please make sure that your username contains only alphanumeric characters.
* Closing Link: <my ip address> (Invalid username [~_xxx]) [where xxx is my username]
* Disconnected (Remote host closed socket).
 Cycling to next server in FreeNode...
* Disconnected ().

funnily enough, I can connect via konversation, and then re-connect xchat and it works (except it detects my username in use). I have tried removing my personal preferences and recreating the connection to no avail...
Comment 3 Ryan 2012-04-12 13:34:40 EDT
oh yeah...running f16 3.3.1-3 kernel as well and xchat 2.8.8
Comment 4 Ryan 2012-04-16 12:49:44 EDT
ignore my report, issue was resolved by only using nickname for my username and putting random data into "real name" and "username" see bug 812088
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