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Ant
10-19-08, 01:03 PM
I also tried port forward for 6667 (TCP), but that didn't help either. I
need IRC! :(


On 10/18/2008 11:30 PM PT, Ant typed:

> Earlier, I hooked up an old used Linksys BEFSX41 router. I upgraded its
> firmware to the latest (1.52.15). I am having problems keeping my IRC
> sessions to stay connected online. According to router's firewall log, I
> saw these lines:
>
> 2008-10-18 22:17:12 1586/TCP from [deleted IRC's IP address]:6667 to
> 192.168.0.122:1586 Invalid TCP packet received, dropping packet
>
> How can I fix this? I didn't have this problem with my previous router
> (Netgear RT311). Thank you in advance. :smileyhappy:
> Note: I changed from 192.168.1.xxx to 192.168.0.xxx so I didn't have to
> reconfigure the computers and stuff, since I replaced an old Netgear
> RT311 router. :)
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ANTant@zimage.com
10-20-08, 02:38 PM
FYI. Arpwatch log showed:
09:49:50.586054 IP FooBar.5433 > [deleted IRC server's domain name
address].ircd: . ack 3058 win 197
10:10:34.571322 IP FooBar.5433 > [deleted IRC server's domain name
address].ircd: P 164:177(13) ack 3058 win 197

I don't see anything odd with that gap related to IRC.

I did notice a pattern now. My text-based IRC clients (BitchX, ircii,
and Epic4) and chat/info. bots (rbot and seeborg) can't stay connected
online in Debian/Linux. They keep getting disconnected after five
minutes or so. Ironically, GUI-based clients (e.g., Pidgin, Trillian
Basic, and SeaMonkey) do NOT have this problem. I don't understand why
that happens. It is quite frustrating since I use IRC a lot through SSH
connections and I prefer text-based clients, especially when I am not at
my computers.

I never had this problem with my old Netgear RT311 router (might have to
go back to it if I want text-based IRC or get a brand new router). :(



Ant <ANTant@zimage.com> wrote:
> I also tried port forward for 6667 (TCP), but that didn't help either. I
> need IRC! :(
>
>
> On 10/18/2008 11:30 PM PT, Ant typed:
>
>> Earlier, I hooked up an old used Linksys BEFSX41 router. I upgraded its
>> firmware to the latest (1.52.15). I am having problems keeping my IRC
>> sessions to stay connected online. According to router's firewall log, I
>> saw these lines:
>>
>> 2008-10-18 22:17:12 1586/TCP from [deleted IRC's IP address]:6667 to
>> 192.168.0.122:1586 Invalid TCP packet received, dropping packet
>>
>> How can I fix this? I didn't have this problem with my previous router
>> (Netgear RT311). Thank you in advance. :smileyhappy:
>> Note: I changed from 192.168.1.xxx to 192.168.0.xxx so I didn't have to
>> reconfigure the computers and stuff, since I replaced an old Netgear
>> RT311 router. :)

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ANTant@zimage.com
10-20-08, 02:38 PM
FYI. Arpwatch log showed:
09:49:50.586054 IP FooBar.5433 > [deleted IRC server's domain name
address].ircd: . ack 3058 win 197
10:10:34.571322 IP FooBar.5433 > [deleted IRC server's domain name
address].ircd: P 164:177(13) ack 3058 win 197

I don't see anything odd with that gap related to IRC.

I did notice a pattern now. My text-based IRC clients (BitchX, ircii,
and Epic4) and chat/info. bots (rbot and seeborg) can't stay connected
online in Debian/Linux. They keep getting disconnected after five
minutes or so. Ironically, GUI-based clients (e.g., Pidgin, Trillian
Basic, and SeaMonkey) do NOT have this problem. I don't understand why
that happens. It is quite frustrating since I use IRC a lot through SSH
connections and I prefer text-based clients, especially when I am not at
my computers.

I never had this problem with my old Netgear RT311 router (might have to
go back to it if I want text-based IRC or get a brand new router). :(



Ant <ANTant@zimage.com> wrote:
> I also tried port forward for 6667 (TCP), but that didn't help either. I
> need IRC! :(
>
>
> On 10/18/2008 11:30 PM PT, Ant typed:
>
>> Earlier, I hooked up an old used Linksys BEFSX41 router. I upgraded its
>> firmware to the latest (1.52.15). I am having problems keeping my IRC
>> sessions to stay connected online. According to router's firewall log, I
>> saw these lines:
>>
>> 2008-10-18 22:17:12 1586/TCP from [deleted IRC's IP address]:6667 to
>> 192.168.0.122:1586 Invalid TCP packet received, dropping packet
>>
>> How can I fix this? I didn't have this problem with my previous router
>> (Netgear RT311). Thank you in advance. :smileyhappy:
>> Note: I changed from 192.168.1.xxx to 192.168.0.xxx so I didn't have to
>> reconfigure the computers and stuff, since I replaced an old Netgear
>> RT311 router. :)

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