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What makes irc.perl.org so hard to connect with?

by Lady_Aleena (Deacon)
on Sep 03, 2011 at 09:09 UTC ( #923974=perlquestion: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??
Lady_Aleena has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

As there isn't anywhere to post things about the perl community in general, I think this is the best place to ask. Does anyone else have any problems establishing a connection to irc.perl.org? It seems that every time I try to connect, something between my computer and the server breaks making a connection between my computer and their server nearly impossible. I am using mIRC on a Windows XP PC with avast! antivirus software. I have also encountered this problem with another server with chatzilla.

This is so very annoying that the server where some of the help channels for various perl related topics is so hard to get connected to. I have checked everything I can think of including the settings for the server which I have as irc.perl.org at port 6667 and my antivirus software. According to down for everyone of just me it is just me which makes it even harder.

If anyone has any other suggestions of what I can try with the current software I am using, I am interested. At this point I am rather irritated by this. The IRC connectivity issue is the reason I do not shut down or reboot my computer as often as I probably should. Once I get a stable connection, I do not want to lose it.

Update 1: I let it keep trying over 8 hours. I still could not connect to the server.

Update 2: It is definitely mIRC, so I am still digging.

Have a cookie and a very nice day!
Lady Aleena

Comment on What makes irc.perl.org so hard to connect with?
Re: What makes irc.perl.org so hard to connect with?
by Anonymous Monk on Sep 03, 2011 at 09:27 UTC
    I used mibbit.com to connect to irc.perl.org, no chatzilla required
Re: What makes irc.perl.org so hard to connect with?
by trwww (Priest) on Sep 03, 2011 at 15:32 UTC
    I have been connecting to irc.perl.org for over 10 years now with pidgin and adium and hav never had issues with connections.
Re: What makes irc.perl.org so hard to connect with?
by luis.roca (Deacon) on Sep 03, 2011 at 19:47 UTC

    Additonal resources:

    Just a wild guess but maybe in trying different clients you possibly didn't end one of your sessions? As others have mentioned I also have not have had problems connecting to irc.perl.org using either Colloquy or Adium.

    Good luck.
    "...the adversities born of well-placed thoughts should be considered mercies rather than misfortunes." Don Quixote

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