Can't keep my IRC connections stable with text-based IRC clients?

Can't keep my IRC connections stable with text-based IRC clients?

Post by Ant » Tue, 21 Oct 2008 06:50:09


Hello.

I replaced my old Netgear RT311 router last night with an old Linksys
BEFSX41 (latest firmware v1.52.15). However, I am having problems
keeping my IRC programs staying connected. After about every five
minutes, they get disconnected.

The router's firewall log had these lines:
2008-10-18 22:17:12 1586/TCP from [deleted IRC's IP address]:6667 to
192.168.0.22:1586 Invalid TCP packet received, dropping packet
Note: Changed 192.168.1.xxx to 192.168.0.xxx so I didn't have to
reconfigure the computers' IP addresses after swapping from an old
Netgear RT311 router.

From what I can see online with Google searches, this is a known issue
since people seems to have this problem and no solution/fixes (even
after five years or so? Wow!).

I did notice a pattern. It seems like text based IRC clients (e.g.,
*** X) and IRC bots (info and chat types) get disconnected after about
five minutes. With GUI clients (SeaMonkey, and Trillian Basic), I don't
get disconnected.

What's up with that and is there a way to fix this since I prefer text
based clients? Thank you in advance. :)
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Can't keep my IRC connections stable with text-based IRC clients?

Post by Ant » Tue, 21 Oct 2008 07:03:10

On 10/19/2008 2:50 PM PT, Ant typed:


I forgot to mention ircii client as well for text based IRC clients. :(


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Can't keep my IRC connections stable with text-based IRC clients?

Post by jayjw » Wed, 22 Oct 2008 18:59:47


What about clients that do both a GUI and a text version, like Xchat?
Sounds like a ping time-out to me. Too strict security settings? Maybe
run a sniffer and compare what happens with GUIs vs. text clients and
what is expected.


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Can't keep my IRC connections stable with text-based IRC clients?

Post by Ant » Wed, 22 Oct 2008 22:19:41

On 10/21/2008 2:59 AM PT, jayjwa typed:


Yes, according to other people and my tests, they were ping time outs. I
am currently using ScrollZ and it does disconnect, but ScrollZ sucks
compare to *** X. :(.

I don't know how to control the strict security settings on this router.
I am mostly using default settings too! :(
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Can't keep my IRC connections stable with text-based IRC clients?

Post by Ant » Wed, 22 Oct 2008 23:52:16

On 10/19/2008 3:03 PM PT, Ant typed:


Interesting. Irssi, ScrollZ, and WeeChat don't seem to have this problem
like *** X client and my IRC bots (e.g., SeeBorg). From what other
people and I saw, my IRC connections get disconnected due to ping timeouts.

Also, I tried port forwarded #113 (TCP and UDP) for that Debian/Linux
box but it didn't fix it.
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