I've been having problems connecting to IRC following the loss of our server. I've never been able to use the normal 6667 port and the ports around it due to my school's firewall blocking it and have been forced to use 1080 in the past. However, now this one doesnt even work. Does anyone have any suggestions on what I should do? Will the replacement IRC server allow me to use 1080 once it is up full time? I'm perfectly willing to wait if that is the solution.
You should be able to use up to 6671 on the current server. The permanent server will ideally have all the same ports available as it did in the past as we are using the same configuration. It is actually up already if you want to test (irc.swc-irc.com / irc.swcombine.com), just does not yet have services backups restored (*crosses fingers*) and so is not in use yet.