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Re: Net::IRC does not connect

by le (Friar)
on May 02, 2001 at 23:47 UTC ( #77484=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Net::IRC does not connect

I had similar problems here, using Net::IRC version 0.7.

After digging around a little in the code, I found that in Net::IRC::Connection, in the connect() sub,'s "gensym" method was used to create an anonymous glob, which then was turned into a socket (the code snippets you posted, plus a few more).

A little above this code, I found a commented section of code, that uses IO::Socket to create a socket.
$sock = IO::Socket::INET->new(PeerAddr => $self->server, PeerPort => $self->port, Proto => "tcp", );
I took this code, commented out the rest, and voila - it worked. I have no idea, why the author of Net::IRC used the gensym() approach and not the IO::Socket way.

Hope this helps.

P.S.: In my firewall logs I found out, that when I used the original Net::IRC, the irctest scripts tried to connect to the IRC-server with a local address of - which of course can't work.

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Re: Re: Net::IRC does not connect
by olly (Scribe) on Jul 31, 2001 at 16:14 UTC
    I am facing the same problem with Net::IRC but I am not entirely sure what to comment out, could you please upload either the file or send it to me at

    Thanks in advance

    Imagination is more important then knowledge -Einstein-

      Sorry that I didn't reply earlier.

      In Net::IRC::Connection, there's a connect() sub, that has this piece of code:
      # my $sock = IO::Socket::INET->new(PeerAddr => $self->server, # PeerPort => $self->port, # Proto => "tcp", # ); $sock = Symbol::gensym(); unless (socket( $sock, PF_INET, SOCK_STREAM, getprotobyname('tcp') + )) { carp ("Can't create a new socket: $!"); $self->error(1); return; }
      Uncomment the upper part and comment out the part below, it should work then.
        Unfortunately Uncommenting the upper part and commenting out the lower does not help me here....
      Thanks for your reply anyway

      But I made the switch to POE::Component::IRC

      Imagination is more important then knowledge -Einstein-

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