Failed connection attempts to IRC server to not provide sufficent feedback

Bug #717043 reported by Christoph Wiese on 2010-09-04
This bug affects 1 person
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Gunnar Beutner

Bug Description

[22:17:07] Trying to reconnect to []:6667 for user foo
[22:17:37] User foo disconnected from the server.

The only way to figure out what is wrong here would be to use strace, and that certainly should not be necessary.

Forgot to mention: this is with 1.3 beta 3.

Gunnar Beutner (gunnarbeutner) wrote :

Any idea what the real reason for that disconnect was? :)

1) Sometimes disconnect reasons like "reset by peer" or "connection timed out" are not properly displayed, giving only "Disconnected from server" as message.

Example: one of my users regularly disconnects after 60 seconds, sometimes "Connection rest by peer" is given as reasons, at other times its just "Disconnected from Server".

  12:13:57 [-sBNC] User foe2 disconnected from the server.
  12:13:57 [-sBNC] Trying to reconnect to []:6667 for user foe2

Strace for this particular episode:

2) Even when proper errors are shown in the main log, they are never displayed to the user.

3) Sometimes when the connection is throttled by the IRC server this will lead to a connection timeout, instead of properly giving a "connection throttled" error.

tags: added: core
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