[SATLUG] access to FreeNode (or IRC in general) from GVTC's network

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Tue Dec 13 11:55:55 CST 2011


mark wrote:
> I'm on GVTC but I do not really do irc. I was able to connect to the
> freenode via internet based webclient. I was also able to do a
> traceroute via port 6665 on irc.freenode.net but when I tried to connect
> via xchat-gnome it just sat there connecting. It gave a couldn't lookup
> your hostname error. It did eventually connect but it took a while. I
> know the GVTC DNS servers went down the other day for a few hours. Maybe
> they are still having DNS issues. I have noticed a network quality
> degradation (delays in locating websites) ever since they started having
> DNS issues.

If it is a DNS issue, edit your /etc/resolv.conf and use:

nameserver 8.8.4.4
nameserver 8.8.8.8

That's google.  I'm on Time-Warner and get the following for 
irc.freenode.net:

$ dig irc.freenode.net

; <<>> DiG 9.3.3 <<>> irc.freenode.net
;; global options:  printcmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 7619
;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 17, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 0

;; QUESTION SECTION:
;irc.freenode.net.              IN      A

;; ANSWER SECTION:
irc.freenode.net.       26629   IN      CNAME   chat.freenode.net.
chat.freenode.net.      22      IN      A       94.125.182.252
chat.freenode.net.      22      IN      A       208.71.169.36
chat.freenode.net.      22      IN      A       174.143.119.91
chat.freenode.net.      22      IN      A       213.92.8.4
chat.freenode.net.      22      IN      A       38.229.70.20
chat.freenode.net.      22      IN      A       93.152.160.101
chat.freenode.net.      22      IN      A       213.232.93.3
chat.freenode.net.      22      IN      A       128.237.157.136
chat.freenode.net.      22      IN      A       82.96.64.4
chat.freenode.net.      22      IN      A       130.239.18.172
chat.freenode.net.      22      IN      A       140.211.167.98
chat.freenode.net.      22      IN      A       86.65.39.15
chat.freenode.net.      22      IN      A       193.219.128.49
chat.freenode.net.      22      IN      A       216.155.130.130
chat.freenode.net.      22      IN      A       89.16.176.16
chat.freenode.net.      22      IN      A       140.211.167.99

   -- Bruce


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