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Unrealirc.config help

Posted: Fri May 08, 2020 7:20 pm
by xxmcvapourxx
Hi,
im using latest mirc im trying to connect to my vps windows server 2012 and ive added in the ports udp and tcp 6667 and the programs in firewall.
my dns on the server is 8.8.8.8, 8.8.8.4
i can connect on my home pc using ip but when i connect. *** Couldn't resolve your hostname; using your IP address instead using irc.servername.com i get unable to resolve server. but it connects fine via ip address.

i dont get no warning in the logs. i followed youtube videos. im new to this.

can someone help me with my config.

Re: Unrealirc.config help

Posted: Fri May 08, 2020 7:50 pm
by Lord255
did you set the "irc.servername.com" domain to point to your server's ip?

Re: Unrealirc.config help

Posted: Fri May 08, 2020 7:54 pm
by GaMbiTo
As lord255 says, I think you should configure in your panel so that your server IP points to irc.servername.com

Re: Unrealirc.config help

Posted: Fri May 08, 2020 7:59 pm
by Lord255
in your panel? what?
vps panels are only setting rdns.. or at least thats what i know.
but.. the problem here is that the domain is not resolved by the dns servers, cuz i think its not set.
this needs to be done via the domain settings (like the provider who he registered the domain with.. they usually provider an admin page, where you can set records for your domains.. like A,MX etc..).. not on the vps panel..
he needs to set an A record for the domain to point to the server's ip.
thats all.

Re: Unrealirc.config help

Posted: Fri May 08, 2020 8:06 pm
by GaMbiTo
lord255 I wanted to say the same thing that you say. in the hosting panel, in my case I do it in mipanel.ferozo.com and there the DNS redirections are configured

Re: Unrealirc.config help

Posted: Fri May 08, 2020 8:10 pm
by Lord255
well, if you have your vps and domain from the same provider, then that can be true. i guess.
anyway.. domain admin page, A record or any other option like CNAME.. (if a domain already points to an ip, so there just an other name alias..) etc.. etc..

Re: Unrealirc.config help

Posted: Sat May 09, 2020 3:38 pm
by xxmcvapourxx
Lord255 wrote:
Fri May 08, 2020 7:50 pm
did you set the "irc.servername.com" domain to point to your server's ip?
in the config file you mean?

Outgoing:
hostname : ip address here <---ive put the server ip address here.
Ports 6697
Options ssl

Re: Unrealirc.config help

Posted: Sat May 09, 2020 3:42 pm
by xxmcvapourxx
my vps dont have cpanel as its windows server 2012

Re: Unrealirc.config help

Posted: Sat May 09, 2020 4:09 pm
by xxmcvapourxx
ive added in all the ports in firewall inbound and outbound - change hostname in the config to server address

Re: Unrealirc.config help

Posted: Sat May 09, 2020 9:33 pm
by Lord255
" in the config file you mean? "
no..
this is why i wrote: you should have the domain name you want, and set a record on it to point the name (irc.servername.com) towards your ip address.
without it, you cannot reach your irc server via dns, just with an ip.

Re: Unrealirc.config help

Posted: Wed May 13, 2020 5:34 pm
by xxmcvapourxx
Lord255 wrote:
Sat May 09, 2020 9:33 pm
" in the config file you mean? "
no..
this is why i wrote: you should have the domain name you want, and set a record on it to point the name (irc.servername.com) towards your ip address.
without it, you cannot reach your irc server via dns, just with an ip.
ive setup reverse dns as server ip - eg 5.174.103 and set up manually ptr of server address
forward reverse dns as server ip and added ptr manually

tried to do nslook up

** dns google cant find server ip - non exisitent domain.

ive been trying for the last few days to connect my mirc to my vps its just not working

Re: Unrealirc.config help

Posted: Wed May 13, 2020 6:35 pm
by Lord255
google wont turn to your dns server.. if you have no domain or cant edit dns records then it wont work. but you can use the ip and register free domains if you want.