category: general [glöplog]

i was totally unable to connect to ircnet from hong kong. Anyone have a clue as to why?

I know it's not the same, but have you tried the web interface at webchat.xs4all.nl?
added on the 2008-05-29 20:06:46 by sparcus sparcus
Ehm... I try to connect to irc.scene.org but I'm walyays redirected to nl.ChatJunkies.org. Has to do something with scene.org?
added on the 2008-05-29 20:11:16 by SoDa7 SoDa7
psonice: there are only a couple of free open international access servers for ircnet. most of ircnet servers are ip range restricted to certain countries, so when travelling abroad you need to find one that isnt. i had plenty of trouble with that myself in the past. you can easily google for a list of active ircnet servers that allow international connections though. the best thing is still setting up a local bnc shell or whatever those things are called and access to it remotely from wherever you are.
added on the 2008-05-29 20:13:03 by psenough psenough
sparcus: that was the first one I tried. Couldn't connect to the site at all! With an irc client, I could connect to the irc.xs4all.nl server, but it would kick me off as unauthorised. I tried other web clients similar to xs4all too, they would load, but could connect to servers or would connect then kick me off just the same.

It's like the whole of ircnet blocks hong kong addresses or something. wtf!
added on the 2008-05-29 20:13:18 by psonice psonice
ds: irc.scene.org was closed over 1 year ago. check the dates on the starting posts of this thread.
added on the 2008-05-29 20:13:53 by psenough psenough
ps: ah, thanks. Makes some sense. I'll search for open servers before I go next time (hopefully not for ages, I'm enjoying being back ;D )

Having a shell account somewhere could be an idea, not sure it would be worth paying for though. Maybe I could set a sneaky one up at work somewhere.
added on the 2008-05-29 20:15:21 by psonice psonice
Hey ps I haven't read the dates! Thanks for let me know!

Btw, the causes of the closing of irc.scene.org are posted somewhere?
added on the 2008-05-31 15:22:04 by SoDa7 SoDa7
lack of interest?
added on the 2008-05-31 15:33:09 by skrebbel skrebbel
It was abused for running botnets
added on the 2008-05-31 15:33:31 by _-_-__ _-_-__