I've been struggling with connecting to the swc irc server on any of my irc clients. I am able to connect via mmbbit on the website, but Colloquy, Ircle, AquaChat, etc. all fail to connect (I'm on a Mac).
It shouldn't be a firewall issue because I'm able to connect to various other IRC servers, and I have connected to swc irc from this computer using Colloquy before. Now, all I see when trying to connect is a "Connection Refused" from irc.swc-irc.com.
I've tried irc.swcombine.com, and I've tried various ports including 7000, 8080, etc. Although mmbbit works OK, I would like to be able to connect via a native client.
I'm running mac os 10.5.8, if that makes any difference.
Connection Refusal is usually a sockets error meaning that something is blocking it (generally speaking) it can be local on your computer like Firewalls or Antivirus or an other security applications to your ISP blocking the address.
It shouldn't be your DNS. Yes, a firewall often will block a specific program and not an entire port; depends on how it's set up. However, that wouldn't explain your ability to connect to other servers.
I don't suppose you're banned from the server? Strikes me as odd you'd open a thread if you knew of such a ban, but it would explain the symptoms. I don't see any bans up for your current IP address, though.
Edited By: Syn on Year 13 Day 303 11:37 ____________