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howto forward connections from my original irc server?

Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2005 10:25 pm
by JAMy
I have a problem with my irc server. My isp told me not to use ircd on my server. now i heard of something called as "bouncer". is there a way to setup auto-forwarding of port 6667 (and so on) for my server to another? thnx for ur help... :-)

Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2005 11:29 pm
by Stealth
Just change your server's DNS to point it to the new IP, or wherever.

Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2005 11:32 pm
by JAMy
No thats not possible because apache and some other services are running on that server... another idea anyone? :)

Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2005 12:07 am
by w00t
Get a different ISP, or host the ircd externally (and point to the appropriate place).. that's about it. As it'll still be bound to your internal IP - you're stuck

Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2005 2:11 am
by JAMy
unfortunately the clients connect to the ip. is there another way? with a bouncer maybe? i saw that one can use ssh to forward connections but i couldnt make it.. :-/

Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2005 2:33 am
by Solutech
when you say isp do you mean your actual isp like AOL or a shell provider ? .

If its your actual ISP Id tell them to whistle personally as you pay for your net connection and unless their T&C's say no ircd's you have done nothing wrong . How you use that connection is up to you as long as its within their Terms Of Service .

If its a shell provider then move to another that allows ircd and redirect the dns to the new provider.

Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2005 8:55 pm
by Jason
If your ISP doesnt want you running a server, they will cut you off for using a port 6667 redirection method, because they cannot tell the difference, and even if they could, it causes the same problems for them and they wouldnt care.

Posted: Sat Oct 15, 2005 6:48 am
by JAMy
I have thought about that... i thikl ur right.. they only see connections to my irc port and for them it makes no odifference...