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Re: IRC problems with Tor

Grozdan wrote:
> Hello,
> I recently started using Tor and Privoxy on Linux and so far everything is 
> working like it should. However I'm having one small problem. Whenever I try 
> to connect to irc.freenode.org port 6667, I always get the below message
> -leguin.freenode.net- *** Banned:  Tor freenode is hidden-service-only 
> (mejokbp2brhw4omd.onion) - see freenode.net/irc_servers.shtml.
> [error] Closing Link: (Banned)
> I then went to the freenode site and looked up information on how to make 
> freenode work with Tor. In the documentation, it said to add the below line 
> to my torrc file - http://freenode.net/irc_servers.shtml#tor
> mapaddress  mejokbp2brhw4omd.onion
> and then to restart Tor, which I did. But I keep getting the same response 
> from freenode and it doesn't allow me to connect at all.
> I'm using Konversation as IRC client on KDE. Konversation itself doesn't have 
> proxy settings, but instead uses the global proxy settings of KDE. My KDE is 
> configured to use privoxy/tor for its connections and it works without a 
> problem. I also tried another IRC client (XChat) but I get the same response 
> from freenode. Does anyone know how to resolve this problem?
> Thanks in advance

Here are my Xchat settings
(http://img367.imageshack.us/img367/5183/xchatpreffn8.png) and FreeNode
settings (http://img519.imageshack.us/img519/2436/freenodeus6.png). Try
to set Xchat as described and it will work.


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