Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 675945
xchat never connects to freenode but web freenode works fine (with vid)
Last modified: 2013-04-02 00:25:20 EDT
Description of problem:
xchat won't connect to freenode though freenode is live and well
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
all the time
Steps to Reproduce:
1.go to xchat
Python interface loaded
Perl interface loaded
* Looking up irc.freenode.net.... for ever
should log in quick like a bunny
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 (22.214.171.124) 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...
oh yeah...running f16 3.3.1-3 kernel as well and xchat 2.8.8
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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