Difficulty connecting via irccloud

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Landslyde
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Difficulty connecting via irccloud

Post by Landslyde » Mon Aug 24, 2015 1:52 am

I got my little network listed on irccloud - YAY! But the deal is it takes like 3 or 4 tries to make a connection, using either 6667 or 6697 for ssl. I tried all the other networks listed and I connected to them first time, everytime. Most people don't like waiting several tries for a connection to be established. And being new, I can't afford losses due to this; growing a network is a colossal undertaking! So I was wondering if anyone else has had this same issue, and if so, what did you do to solve it. Thanks.

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Re: Difficulty connecting via irccloud

Post by Syzop » Mon Sep 28, 2015 11:56 am

To answer your direct question. No I haven't. But I've never used them ;)

Perhaps you could share your irc server address (the one you also use in irccloud, so host or IP). Bit hard to debug otherwise.

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Re: Difficulty connecting via irccloud

Post by Syzop » Mon Sep 28, 2015 11:59 am

Oh I read in another post from you that you added a non-working IPv6 record.

Is IPv6 still not working? Possibly IRCCloud is using IPv6 to connect to your server X times out of Y.. and when doing so it will fail to connect.
Workaround: delete the AAAA record and only put it back once you've fixed the IPv6 problem.
Edit: I just checked, and 2a00:d880:6:74f::2 is indeed not working (connection refused).

You can validate the above by trying to connect using the (IPv4) IP address rather than the host name from IRC Cloud.

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Re: Difficulty connecting via irccloud

Post by Landslyde » Tue Sep 29, 2015 8:29 am

Syzop:

I don't use irccloud either. But i got my network listed there to help my network grow, and connections there are difficult at best. All other connections to my network from any other client are a breeze. You can try it out, if you want, if you don't mind, as I wld like to know if it is them or me. My network is listed at the bottom of their server list: XtemeIRC. No matter the port (6667 or 6697), it takes 3 or 4 tries to connect.

I took out the invalid IPv6 from the AAAA record. But the connection issues persist. Thing is, all the other networks listed connect first time everytime. So I dunno.

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Re: Difficulty connecting via irccloud

Post by Syzop » Tue Sep 29, 2015 3:49 pm

irc.xtremeirc.net is still resolving to an IPv6 address too:

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$ host irc.xtremeirc.net
irc.xtremeirc.net has address 185.34.216.166
irc.xtremeirc.net has IPv6 address 2a00:d880:6:74f::2
I suggest you to re-check wherever you edited the DNS record (panel.. whatever..) to make sure it is really deleted ;)

PS: And no, it's not your TTL / DNS cache. TTL is 3600 seconds (1hr) and you posted 6 hrs ago. I queried all 4 nameservers for your domain directly as well, the AAAA record is still there.

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Re: Difficulty connecting via irccloud

Post by Landslyde » Wed Sep 30, 2015 3:36 am

No excuses! I had enuff time to post, but I didn't take the time to remove the IPv6 from the subdomain, too. My bad.

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root@xtremeirc:~# netstat -anp|grep ircd|grep LISTEN
tcp        0      0 0.0.0.0:8067            0.0.0.0:*               LISTEN      23898/ircd
tcp        0      0 0.0.0.0:6660            0.0.0.0:*               LISTEN      23898/ircd
tcp        0      0 0.0.0.0:6661            0.0.0.0:*               LISTEN      23898/ircd
tcp        0      0 0.0.0.0:6662            0.0.0.0:*               LISTEN      23898/ircd
tcp        0      0 0.0.0.0:6663            0.0.0.0:*               LISTEN      23898/ircd
tcp        0      0 0.0.0.0:6664            0.0.0.0:*               LISTEN      23898/ircd
tcp        0      0 0.0.0.0:6665            0.0.0.0:*               LISTEN      23898/ircd
tcp        0      0 0.0.0.0:6697            0.0.0.0:*               LISTEN      23898/ircd
tcp        0      0 0.0.0.0:6666            0.0.0.0:*               LISTEN      23898/ircd
tcp        0      0 0.0.0.0:6667            0.0.0.0:*               LISTEN      23898/ircd
tcp        0      0 0.0.0.0:7029            0.0.0.0:*               LISTEN      23898/ircd
root@xtremeirc:~#
Anyways, one issue fixed and another arises: connection time out now. Crazy! Hahaha...I think I'll just lay low and wait for 3.4 to roll out, get the IPv6 working and deal with the rest of it. Thanks for your time, Syzop. Nowhere to go from here but up :D

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Re: Difficulty connecting via irccloud

Post by Landslyde » Wed Sep 30, 2015 6:33 pm

Problem solved. In a holding pattern for 3.4 now :D

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