#1496 Xchat giives local network IP address instead of public IP

David Ring

Xchat 2.8.8-1ubuntu1 gives local IP network address on networked computers instead of public IP address which resullts in DCC Chat not working.


  • David Ring

    David Ring - 2011-01-01

    IRSSI on same system sends DCC Chat with public IP address so problem is Xchat

  • Lian Wan Situ

    Lian Wan Situ - 2011-01-08

    Do you have the "Get my address from the IRC server" option in Preferences->File Transfers checked?

  • David Ring

    David Ring - 2011-01-08

    Thank you, I tried that but that does NOT work.

    The problem is unresolved.

  • Mark Guptill

    Mark Guptill - 2011-01-14

    Did you reconnect after changing that option?

  • David Ring

    David Ring - 2011-01-14

    I have both reconnected and rebooted. I also run Debian Mint and X-Chat handles DCC Chat correctly with XChat Debian Mint with Linux 2.6.32-5-686 [i686/1.00GHz/SMP]
    Charset: UTF-8 Renderer: Pango
    Compiled: Aug 16 2010

    However with Ubuntu 10.10 X-chat gives local IP address when it does DCC Chat. The server announcement correctly gives my external IP address and I connect.

    I forget now if I have compiled this from source code or installed the Debian native package on Ubuntu 10.10 but I believe I have. I usually am very thorough before I report a bug. At the same time, I found a work around for the CWirc plug in which seems to need ALSA to run, which is run the command aoss xchat..

    This is still unresolved. I have emailed Peter about this but I have not heard anything yet.

    © 1998-2010 Peter Železný <zed@xchat.org>

  • Lian Wan Situ

    Lian Wan Situ - 2011-02-10

    There is also the DCC IP setting which is right under the get ip from server checkbox.

    If neither of those settings work out then xchat will use the local IP.

    I've been using the get IP from server settings for close to 10 years on both Linux and Windows and it has worked as expected.

    I would suggest building from http://xchat.org/files/source/2.8/xchat-2.8.8.tar.bz2 and see if the problem persist. It would not be the first time a Debian/Ubuntu patch causing odd behavior in xchat.


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