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cant connect to irc.prison.net

Postby KiZ » Mon Oct 24, 2005 10:47 pm

Ive been using irc.prison.net for quite a while now, but yesterday I was disconnected with the message "Socket Disconnected" and havent been able to conenct since.

Anyone any idea why this has happened? I'm not exactly an IRC expert, is this a problem that happens from time to time or what?

I did get a CTCP version request from "HndlWCare" about 10 seconds before the original disconnect, and HydraIRC responded accordingly.

Heres an example of what happens when I try to connect.

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[23:23:48] *** Connecting to "irc.prison.net:6667" (Attempt 1 of 110)
[23:23:48] *** Resolving host name
[23:23:49] *** Connecting to 64.124.0.94:6667
[23:23:49] *** Connected
[23:23:49] *** Using Identity "KiZ", Nick KiZ
[23:23:49] -irc.prison.net- Doing reverse DNS lookup...
[23:23:49] -irc.prison.net- Connecting for ident request...
[23:23:49] -irc.prison.net- Reverse DNS reply received.
[23:23:49] -irc.prison.net- Doing forward DNS lookup...
[23:23:49] -irc.prison.net- Forward DNS reply received.
[23:24:01] *** Socket Disconnected
[23:24:01] *** Disconnected (2005-10-24 23:24:01)
[23:24:01] *** Connect attempt 1 of 110 failed, delaying retry for 30 seconds (Click "Disconnect" to cancel)
[23:24:01] -irc.prison.net- Ident request failed: Timed out
[23:24:01] ERROR Closing Link: KiZ[~KiZ@host86-138-81-119.range86-138.btcentralplus.com] irc.Prison.NET (Connection closed)
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Postby munky » Tue Oct 25, 2005 1:55 pm

you can always try another server
make sure you have a properly working ident (enable port forwarding if you are using a proxy/firewall)
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Everyone else must have an X.509 certificate.
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Postby KiZ » Tue Oct 25, 2005 2:52 pm

I know I can use a different server, but irc.prison.net is may fav ;)

I'll try seeing if my firewall is interfering.
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Postby wundr » Tue Oct 25, 2005 4:10 pm

KiZ wrote:I know I can use a different server, but irc.prison.net is may fav ;)

I'll try seeing if my firewall is interfering.
Try another server, and once you get on, /stats p irc.prison.net , which will show you a list of opers on that server and their idle time in seconds. /msg the opers with the lowest idle times (and that don't look like monitor bots). You can then ask those opers why you are banned, and they may be able to help you connect again.
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Postby KiZ » Tue Oct 25, 2005 11:54 pm

I didnt realise I had been banned, I thought a ban message was supposed to appear?

Anyway, spoke to an Op and got it sorted out. Turned out I was klined for flooding, me and a friend were having some fun, apparently prison must be a bit sensitive about flooding.

Thanks for the help
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Postby HM2K » Thu Nov 03, 2005 1:58 am

IMO prison.net is useless, try a different server, chances are if you traceroute the servers you will find one that is closer, and ultimatly quicker for you.

Try and find one that is most local to you.
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Postby wundr » Thu Nov 03, 2005 2:44 am

HM2K wrote:IMO prison.net is useless, try a different server
If you are going to say that something is "useless" and recommend that people stop using it, it might be good to state some actual reasons why you believe that. Looking at the server list, there seem to be about 2,500 people who don't agree with you, more than are on irc.choopa.net, irc.wh.verio.net, irc.he.net, ptptech, lagged, umich, etc. These people don't seem to find it "useless".
chances are if you traceroute the servers you will find one that is closer, and ultimatly quicker for you.

Try and find one that is most local to you.
Yeah, although it may be good to note that you won't get a full traceroute from most servers due to filtering.
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Postby munky » Thu Nov 03, 2005 12:49 pm

wundr wrote:Yeah, although it may be good to note that you won't get a full traceroute from most servers due to filtering.
most often you can find something close by that you can trace (www, ns, mail, etc). even if you do traceroute to the ircd, filtering on pings generally happens at the border of the network, so you can still get a good idea within a couple of hops.
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Postby HM2K » Sun Nov 27, 2005 12:12 pm

wundr wrote:If you are going to say that something is "useless" and recommend that people stop using it, it might be good to state some actual reasons why you believe that. Looking at the server list, there seem to be about 2,500 people who don't agree with you, more than are on irc.choopa.net, irc.wh.verio.net, irc.he.net, ptptech, lagged, umich, etc. These people don't seem to find it "useless".
Over the years I have had problems with prison, last I checked, i'm entitled to my own opinion. Besides obviously this guy is experiencing problems with it. Don't take it personally. 8)
munky wrote:most often you can find something close by that you can trace (www, ns, mail, etc). even if you do traceroute to the ircd, filtering on pings generally happens at the border of the network, so you can still get a good idea within a couple of hops.
indeed.
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Postby HM2K » Wed Nov 30, 2005 3:57 pm

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