FBSD 7.2 - ports blocked but no firewall

Chris Cowart ccowart at rescomp.berkeley.edu
Tue Oct 6 18:05:20 UTC 2009

Gene wrote:
> I'm running 7.2 GENERIC and installed the unrealirc port. I've started it up 
> and can connect from localhost just fine. But when attempting to connect from 
> the outside world (eg. from another box on the lan) I get connection refused.
> I've tried both with and without ipfilter running (with appropriate rule).
> Other ports are reachable including a non-standard port used for ssh.
> The question: Could there be any reason that port 6667 might be blocked? 
> (Unrealircd questions can be taken up elsewhere).

It's possible you've configured Unrealircd to only listen on localhost
and not on "*".

Look for something like:

| listen         *:6697
| {
|     ...
| };

And make sure it's "*" and not "".

Chris Cowart
Network Technical Lead
Network & Infrastructure Services, RSSP-IT
UC Berkeley
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