I've IRC'ed a lot, but suddenly I got this message:
[INFO] Network view for “irc.swcombine.com” opened.
[INFO] Attempting to connect to “irc.swcombine.com”. Use /cancel to abort.
[INFO] Connecting to irc://irc.swcombine.com/ (irc://irc.swcombine.com/)… [Cancel]
=== *** Looking up your hostname...
=== *** Checking Ident
=== *** Couldn't look up your hostname
=== *** Got Ident response
=== *** This server runs an open proxy/wingate detection monitor from proxyscan.swc-irc.com
=== *** If you do not accept this, disconnect now. Further information is available at www.swc-irc.com
[ERROR] Closing Link: 0.0.0.0 (Connection timed out)
[ERROR] Connection to irc://irc.swcombine.com/ (irc://irc.swcombine.com/) closed. [Help] Reconnecting in 15 seconds. [Cancel]
I haven't changed any setting or whatever. I did as I always do.
I use Trillian or Chatzilla, both worked fine until one day...
That is likely a problem with your internet connection lagging out. You might see if you can connect to other IRC networks, checking to see that the program is allowed/ports are open in whatever firewalls you have up, or even contacting your ISP if it is a persistent problem.
I dare you to make less sense.
Are you a newbie, or do you have access to newbies?