For some reason since yesterday I have not been able to connect to the IRC servers from my home through any of my computers
[01:17] *** Connecting to "dever.co.US.Othernet.org:6667" (Attempt 2 of 110) [01:17] *** Resolving host name [01:17] *** Connecting to 126.96.36.199:6667 [01:18] *** Socket Error (10060: Attempt to connect timed out without establishing a connection) [01:18] *** Unable to connect to IRC server [01:18] *** Disconnected (2013-04-17 01:18:14) [01:18] *** Connect attempt 2 of 110 failed, delaying retry for 30 seconds (Click "Disconnect" to cancel)
I tried to connect directly with the IP address
[01:12] *** Connecting to 188.8.131.52:6667 [01:12] *** Socket Error (10060: Attempt to connect timed out without establishing a connection) [01:12] *** Unable to connect to IRC server [01:12] *** Disconnected (2013-04-17 01:12:23)
Same problem. All my friends who do not use Verizon FIOS is able to connect to it. Just to confirm I tried to connect to IRC from work and I was able to connect.
So my conclusion is something is not right with DNS or some connectivity related problem from FIOS? I am able to connect to other sites without problems. Just the IRC is having this problem.
1. Verizon assigns IP addresses dynamically. It's an automatic process, no one is manually handing out IPs.
2. The issue is not with the IP addresses that Verizon assigns, but with the blacklists not updating the IP addresses when they are changed. Verizon can't change third party server' lists; it is up to the listing servers to keep their filters updated.
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I would state this would seem like something DNS related. Using the hostname of : denver.co.us.othernet.org I am getting the IP address of 184.108.40.206 . You seem to be getting another IP address. Double check your hostname really quick as it seems you might be hitting Verizon's Redirect page instead.
To the above, I see your IRC client has the hostname filled in incorrectly. Double check your hostname/IP 🙂