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By Goalie
May 22, 2004
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  1. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,689   +394

    Our member list has become a bit stagnant recently. Would be cool to have some fresh faces come in and hang out for a while.
     
  2. TheDreams

    TheDreams TS Addict Posts: 599   +57

    Is this the chat? I'm not familiar with all this.
     

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  3. Beads

    Beads TS Rookie

    Hi Folks, I'm new here. Have a OX 6.8 and can't get into IRC Starchat. I can get to the rooms/log in info but never get actually connected. It all stopped about 2 months ago. Those rooms are mostly old people but I am too and really want to see/chat a bit. If you can help I'd appreciated it. I tried Colloquy but that doesn't do it. I think I've tried all the clients that this mac can use. I know there is a genius out there... We ARE...
     
  4. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,689   +394

    Use X-Chat Azure for OS X, its free. I use it and it works great. IMO it is the best OS X IRC client. I have used Colloquy and did use it for years, but I liked X-Chat Azure better. Alternatively, Adium is a fantastic all around client (multiple IM protocols) and will also do IRC.
     
  5. TheDreams

    TheDreams TS Addict Posts: 599   +57

    Well I'm just interested and wondering if anyone uses this anymore? Also when I try to load it, it says I have an application blocked?
    [​IMG]
    When I click details, I get this
    [​IMG]
     
  6. Beads

    Beads TS Rookie

    About getting into www.starchat.net.... I get a message "Your security settings have blocked an application signed with an expired or not-yet-valid Certificate from running.
    How the heck can I find that certifcate and trash it or how can I get into chat. I have xChat Azure but it isn't connecting. Help and thanks

    I now have a mac OSX 10.9.3 if that is of use.
     
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  7. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,920   +627

    @TheDreams download a chat client like MIRC and try it. Looks like the java plugin is being blocked by your browser.
     
  8. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,689   +394

    @TheDreams and @Beads - I would bet that starchat's java interface hasn't been updated in years and therefore you get a security issue. IMO you shouldn't even have Java on your machine unless you absolutely have to use it for something (my bank does check scanning with Java for example).

    Beads - can you screenshot your connect options for x-chat azure? I use that on 10.9.3 at home. If I don't notice (or someone else) anything immediately obvious then I will post what mine are (although maybe not tonight).
     
  9. Beads

    Beads TS Rookie

    Thank you, I never did a screenshot before and hope this is ok and just tell me if I should do it differently... oh we learn something new every day. I know chat isn't safe and I only want to get into a room of old folks ... whine whine..
     

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  10. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,689   +394

    @Beads you got real close, needed to see the server details. This should be able to get you there:
    [​IMG]

    If yours looks like that and you aren't able to connect, what messages are you getting in the server frame of the chat window? For example mine says:
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    [16:02:52]     *    Looking up tahoma.starchat.net
    
    [16:02:56]     *    Connecting to irc.starchat.net (208.111.39.43) port 6667...
    
    [16:02:56]     *    Connected. Now logging in...
    
    [16:02:56]     *    *** Looking up your hostname...
    
    [16:02:56]     *    *** Found your hostname
    
    [16:02:56]     *    *** If you need assistance with connecting to this server, Lairds.CA.US.StarChat.Net, please refer to: http://www.starchat.net/connect.html
    
    
     
  11. Beads

    Beads TS Rookie

     

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  12. Beads

    Beads TS Rookie

    Hi and Thanks so much... here is what I'm getting;
     

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  13. Beads

    Beads TS Rookie

    Hope this is the right shot(s). It tries to connect but just never is able to.
    Thanks in advance.

    Also, here is a screen shot of what the details are when I try to go to starchat the regular way thru Java chat....
     

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    Last edited: Jun 7, 2014
  14. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,689   +394

    The java chat is not the 'regular' way, its just for people that didn't want to install a real IRC client.

    Your screenshots look good, everything as far as I can see is proper. It has to be a software firewall or your router blocking that port. You will want 6667-6669 open at least.
     
  15. Beads

    Beads TS Rookie

    ok got it, and how do I open the firewall or router. I think the router is from Verizon and they told me they weren't blocking anything. Thanks for helping me.
    Oh I see I can turn off the firewall but is it dangerous to turn off the firewall?? thanks
     
  16. Goalie

    Goalie TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 616

    Since @SNGX1275 and Stickman point out... guess I should update this
     
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