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IRC Down?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by hatemachine, Feb 10, 2012.

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  1. hatemachine

    hatemachine Regular Member

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    I can't seem to connect today, it worked fine a week ago.

    [18:37] * Connecting to irc.blackhatworld.com (6669)
    [18:37] * Unable to resolve server

    Log from mIRC.

    Am I the only one with the issue or?
     
  2. khanna_rohit

    khanna_rohit BANNED BANNED

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    seems like it, i dont seem to be having any problems.
     
  3. Oukast

    Oukast Senior Member

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    Change the port to 6667 or 6668.
     
  4. hatemachine

    hatemachine Regular Member

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    I have already tried that, same issue.
     
  5. MLMGUROO

    MLMGUROO Regular Member

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    I can not connect neither ... it's an ongoing issue now ... have tried several ports and other variations too ... no chance!!

    So we might have gotten banned from using it without even having been informed ??:(
     
  6. thizzladen

    thizzladen Power Member

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    WTF, I thought it was just me. Xchat won't connect either :(.

    I PM'd a mod and he said it's working fine, and to check your settings.
     
  7. t0mmy

    t0mmy Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    genosse Junior Member

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    I'm in, no problem. Using XChat
     
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    something is not OK, chatlog from chatzilla:
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    [21:16]    [INFO]     Attempting to connect to "irc.blackhatworld.com". Use /cancel to abort.
    [21:16]    [INFO]    Connecting to irc://irc.blackhatworld.com/ (irc://irc.blackhatworld.com/)... [Cancel]
    [21:16]    [ERROR]    Unknown host "irc.blackhatworld.com" connecting to  irc://irc.blackhatworld.com/ (irc://irc.blackhatworld.com/). [Help]  Reconnecting in 15 seconds. [Cancel]
    i haven't changed anything and it worked with the same settings last week, not that i'm going too frequently to IRC

    this issue has something to do with DNS settings/ISPs DNS servers which sometimes cause problems with accessing the website as well
     
  10. dannyduberstein

    dannyduberstein Junior Member

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    can't get on either :(
     
  11. s0ap

    s0ap Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    It seems to be a DNS issue as existing connections are fine but new connections cannot resolve the host. The admin knows about the issue and is working on it.
     
  12. hatemachine

    hatemachine Regular Member

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    Ok thanks, can't wait to get back in. :)
     
  13. bz

    bz Hammerzeit Staff Member Premium Member

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    It's definitely a DNS issue, something happened to the A record on Hostwinds side, shouldn't be much longer.
     
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  14. Hostwinds

    Hostwinds Power Member UnGagged Attendee Enterprise Member

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    There was an issue with the DNS server yesterday, and during the resolution the IRC A record was unintentionally removed, The IRC A record has been re-added, so not many people should have been affected, everything is setup correctly now so the best thing to do is wait the time it takes depends entirely on your ISP and how often they refresh their DNS
     
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  15. bz

    bz Hammerzeit Staff Member Premium Member

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    Should be back up momentarily, errybody.
     
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