Eggheads: Weird problems connecting to server

Daniel P. Sullivan dan at
Thu Sep 23 07:31:13 CST 2004

Hi Darius, Tom, and Philip;

Thanks for your quick replies.  Darius, to answer your questions, no, I am
not running an IRCd on my local box, and no I am not connecting through a
proxy or through any sort of NAT gateway; the IP I am connecting through is
a public IP.  I think what Tom said about ratbox seems like a logical
explanation as to the address on the server timeout as I know as well as many of the other servers on efnet are
running ratbox.  Furthermore, what Philip said about 255.255.255... rings
true as well as I know I have seen that in one or more of my server
timeouts.  One internesting note is that if I do .jump, I
get a different error message:

[08:45] Trying server
[08:45] Connected to
[08:45] -NOTICE- *** Looking up your hostname...
[08:45] -NOTICE- *** Checking Ident
[08:45] -NOTICE- *** No Ident response
[08:45] -NOTICE- *** Found your hostname
[08:45] -ERROR from server- Closing Link:
(Connection timed out)
[08:45] Disconnecting from server.

Anyways, Tom, I made and verified the following two changes to the
configuration file and the problem is persisting:

set connect-timeout 60
set server-timeout 60

Darius, I did not see the raw-log variable you were talking about in the
configuration file, but I added it anyways.  I did however, come across a
setting in the server section of the config that is:

set debug-output 0

Is that by any chance the setting to which you were referring?  I set the
debug-output variable to 1, and the 

Ok, I'm going to stop here because I fixed the problem.  I didn't have the
dang realname variable set and it was hanging because not enough parameters
were being passed to the server.  Gets 'em every time! Thanks for all your
help guys.  Debug mode owns!!


-----Original Message-----
From: eggheads-bounces at [mailto:eggheads-bounces at]
On Behalf Of Dariusz Kulinski
Sent: Wednesday, September 22, 2004 11:43 PM
To: Eggdrop Discussion List
Subject: Re: Eggheads: Weird problems connecting to server

Hello Daniel,

Wednesday, September 22, 2004, 7:17:08 PM, you wrote:

> [22:10] -ERROR from server- Closing Link:
> (Connection timed out)
> I just think this is extremely odd because I can connect to
> the same servers that the eggdrop is timing out on using a normal IRC
> such as Epic.  Does anybody know any setting in the configuration file
> that could be causing these timeouts?  Should it be saying Closing Link:
> This problem has been giving me some grief for a while, and I
> running out of hair to pull out.  Any hints or words of encouragement
> would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks.

That is really weird...

What's even more weird is that whatever is after minus is what server
said, so server belives you're connecting from

Are you running IRCd on your freebsd, or are you connecting through
some proxy?

Please change setting raw-log to 1 i.e.:
set raw-log 1

Then when you connect to bot write:
.console +rv

And tell us what do you see

Best regards,
 Dariusz                            mailto:takeda at

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