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Re: Problems with irc because of tor?

> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: "Praedor Atrebates" <praedor@xxxxxxxxx>
> Gesendet: 20.11.08 21:10:08
> An: or-talk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Betreff: Problems with irc because of tor?

> I have been fighting to get tor- working on my system for a while 
> and finally appear to have it working now.  Now I find that trying to connect 
> to IRC servers fails:
> [15:06] [Info] Trying to reconnect to irc.freenode.org in 20 seconds.
> [15:06] [Info] Looking for server irc.freenode.org:6667...
> [15:06] [Info] Server found, connecting...
> [15:06] [Info] Connected; logging in...
> [15:06] [Notice] -- *** Looking up your hostname...
> [15:06] [Notice] -- *** Checking ident
> [15:06] [Notice] -- *** Couldn't look up your hostname
> [15:06] [Notice] -- *** No identd (auth) response
> [15:06] [Notice] -zelazny.freenode.net- *** Banned:  Tor freenode is hidden-
> service-only (mejokbp2brhw4omd.onion) - see freenode.net/irc_servers.shtml. 
> (2008/11/18 21.17)
> [15:06] [error]  Closing Link: (Banned)
> Why does running tor suddenly cause me to be unable to connect to freenode?  I 
> am NOT running a torified irc client.  Also, where's the address 
> coming from?  Why is my REAL IP address now invisible (apparently) and tor 
> causing sites to think I am trying to use the <illegal> localhost IP?  
> praedor

Unfortunately, some service providers choose to not accept Tor users as part of their userbase and block connections from exit nodes. To resolve your freenode problem you can either use the hidden service, as the error message states, or you must disallow exiting to freenode's IRC ports so they can see that the connection is not coming from Tor, but rather from yourself.