#wingnut v2 - Come To #Wingnut, Or Else!

Discussion in 'General Wing Commander Chat' started by Cpl Hades, Jul 11, 2003.

  1. Maj.Striker

    Maj.Striker Swabbie
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    You need to get the Java client thingie working soon I can't download MIRC at work...:(
     
  2. Dundradal

    Dundradal Frog Blast the Vent Core!

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    you can also use another site's java applet, once it connects to whatever you linked from just type in the command line /connect irc.wcnews.com and it will shoot you over to the CIC server then just do /join #wingnut and you are there...
     
  3. Eder

    Eder Mr. Standoff

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    mIRC just says "connecting to irc.wcnews.com" until it times out for the past couple days. Does anyone know what could be wrong? I gotta figure it out before the birthday party.
     
  4. Bandit LOAF

    Bandit LOAF Long Live the Confederation!

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    Hmmm. Try steggy.wcnews.com.
     
  5. Eder

    Eder Mr. Standoff

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    Same problem... It used to work fine :(
     
  6. Cpl Hades

    Cpl Hades Mr. Kat

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    Try the Java client. If that doesn't work you probably have a firewall blocking the IRC port.
     
  7. Eder

    Eder Mr. Standoff

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    I guess I do have a firewall blocking it, then. I have no idea what that means or what I can do about it, though. :p

    Edit: well, I guess it's not a firewall. I just checked, and I can still connect to DALnet servers thru the same ports.
     
  8. Cpl Hades

    Cpl Hades Mr. Kat

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    I guess about the only other possibility is a routing issue between your ISP and the IRC server. Try http://irc.wcnews.com . If you get a stupid 404 error, then I don't know what they problem could be.
     
  9. ChrisReid

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    Note the Java client moved to http://irc2.wcnews.com/ Further exploring the firewall issue.. do you have an firewall or security programs you can disable? Do you have a router you can disconnect and plug directly into your network connection? Can you ping, DNS or TraceRoute 66.78.5.192? What about just connecting to 66.78.5.192, port 6667? If you have a router, have you tried forwarding data in the 6660-6669 range to your local IP? Can you load up the http://irc.wcnews.com/ webpage (with a picture of MrT, different from irc2)?
     
  10. Eder

    Eder Mr. Standoff

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    I had one, but now I've disabled it (and even with it running, I could connect to other mirc servers on port 6667) until I fix this (or until I miss the party :( ).

    Nope, can't plug it directly.

    Ping times out every time. Tracing goes under 200 ms until 66.78.63.21, after 20 hops, and number 21 is "no response from host".

    Times out.

    Not sure how I would go about doing that.

    Nope, times out too.
     
  11. Cpl Hades

    Cpl Hades Mr. Kat

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    I can tracert until that point too.. there must be something blocking pings after that. But everything at this point indicates a routing problem between your ISP and the IRC server. I don't think there's anything we can do to help you.
     
  12. Eder

    Eder Mr. Standoff

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    Aw, dang. :(
    Well, there's irc parties every year. :p
     
  13. Edfilho

    Edfilho Cry some more!

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    I have the same problem as Eder, and i'm using the Hotel's connection
     
  14. Eder

    Eder Mr. Standoff

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    Telefonica sucks so bad it's affecting Rio? :p
     
  15. KrisV

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    Maybe your ISP or IP ranges have been blackholed because some abuse once originated there?
     
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    Scratch that. Sorry.
     
  17. Eder

    Eder Mr. Standoff

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    That's very plausible... most brazilian web-surfers are idiots. :(
     
  18. Edfilho

    Edfilho Cry some more!

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    I'm in Porto Alegre, in a fancy hotel. They have free broadband in the room, but it seems to be firewalled, as I cannot play gunbound either.

    Guess I'll talk to the hotel's tech support, or try the free dial up isp the offer.

    Must... visit... the party...
     
  19. ChrisReid

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    Yeah, it's getting busier. Almost 4 hours to go!
     
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    I just installed mIRC and I'm connected. But I'm trying to figure out how to get to that channel. Can someone help? Computer skills fading...

    And this message keeps coming up saying it's having difficulty connecting to IRC. But I appear to be connected already.
     

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