Re: howto chat behind a proxy
> I want to use the irc.debian.org fro direct chating. I
> use xcaht to do this,
> unfortunatly I am behind a proxy, and don't have a
> direct access.
> I tied to configure the xchat by adding addresse of
> our proxy and the port ( http port is 8080 ). But i
> couldn't access to the irc server.
One thing that will keep an IRC connection from being established is if
your proxy silently drops AUTH/identd requests on 113/TCP. The proxy
doesn't have to run an identd daemon, but it does have to at least
reject incoming AUTH requests with a TCP reset, instead of just dropping
them. The IRC server will send these requests and wait for them forever
if it never gets a response.
I recently was finally able to connect to IRC servers by changing my
firewall policy from DROP to REJECT for requests on 113/TCP.
If your proxy admins are agreeable to you using IRC, you could ask them