xChat connects but exits . . . need help with router

I have a new router, but am a network noob. Any help is appreciated. I think it is a router setting, but am not sure how to correct it.

Below is text from XChat:

* Looking up irc.freenode.net
* Connecting to chat.freenode.net ( port 6667...
* Connected. Now logging in...
* *** Looking up your hostname...
* *** Checking Ident
* *** Found your hostname
* *** No Ident response
* *** Notice -- You need to identify via SASL to use this server
* Closing Link: 146.sub-166-152-145.myvzw.com (SASL access only)
* Disconnected (Remote host closed socket).
 Cycling to next server in FreeNode...
* Disconnected ().

Do other programs which access the web work like YaST,zypper,browser ?

Yes thanks.

your ip seems to be blocked :frowning:

Some users may see this message when trying to connect: *** Notice – You need to identify via SASL to use this server When there are repeated problems with abuse or anti-social behavior from an IP range, and the users on that IP range seem to have the ability to rapidly change between many different IPs, freenode is left with the uncomfortable choices of completely blocking access to the entire range, doing nothing, or turning to SASL. If nothing is done, many large channels may end up blocking entire ISPs and countries, perhaps for an extended time. SASL allows freenode to avoid a complete block while still mitigating potential abuse.

Refer:- Connecting with SASL
you may try this :- http://freenode.net/sasl/sasl-xchat.shtml

I have successfully connect to freenode with XChat. Below are the directions of how to do so:

1 - Connect to freenode.net using your brwser via webchat - freenode Web IRC (qwebirc)

2 - Register your nickname: /msg NickServ REGISTER password youremail@example.com (replace password with one of your choice & insert your email address)

3 - Look for a verification email in your email client. Follow the instructions to verify your nick. Failure to verify the account will cause it to be automatically dropped after about 24 hours.

4 - Add and configure Perl script to to your home ˜/.xchat directory
Directions are at the freenode.net site, Configuring SASL - Configuring SASL for XChat: Perl script

  • There are three script options, Perl, Python and an “Alternative” Perl.
    • -  The "alternative" script worked best in my situation.  Here it is ( sasl-lite-xchat.pl ).
# Copyright (c) 2006 William Pitcock <nenolod -at- nenolod.net> 
# All rights reserved. 
# Redistribution is allowed per the atheme.org license, viewable at: 
#       http://svn.atheme.org/atheme/trunk/COPYING 
use strict; 
use Xchat; 
use MIME::Base64; 
Xchat::register("SASL for XChat", "1.0", 
    "SASL authentication for Charybdis IRCd"); 
Xchat::print("SASL authentication support loaded."); 
Xchat::hook_print("Connected", \&serverConnected); 
Xchat::hook_server("CAP", \&parseCap); 
Xchat::hook_server("AUTHENTICATE", \&parseAuthenticate); 
Xchat::hook_server("903", \&saslDone); 
Xchat::hook_server("904", \&saslDone); 
Xchat::hook_server("905", \&saslDone); 
Xchat::hook_server("906", \&saslDone); 
Xchat::hook_server("907", \&saslDone); 
### EDIT ME ### 
my $sasl_user = "EDIT"; 
my $sasl_password = "EDIT"; 
### END EDITING! ### 
my $sasl_inprog = 0; 
my $sasl_timeout; 
sub timeout; 
sub serverConnected { 
    Xchat::command("quote CAP REQ SASL"); 
sub parseCap { 
    my $ack = 0; 
    foreach my $i (0..16) { 
        my $y = $_[0]$i]; 
        $ack++ if ($y eq "ACK"); 
        $ack-- if ($y eq "NAK"); 
        if ($y =~ /SASL/i && $ack) { 
            Xchat::command("quote AUTHENTICATE PLAIN"); 
            $sasl_timeout = Xchat::hook_timer(5000, \&timeout); 
            $sasl_inprog = 1; 
            return Xchat::EAT_XCHAT; 
    if ($ack == 0) 
        Xchat::command("quote CAP END"); 
        $sasl_inprog = 0; 
    return Xchat::EAT_XCHAT; 
sub parseAuthenticate { 
    return Xchat::EAT_XCHAT; 
sub timeout { 
    if($sasl_inprog) { 
        Xchat::command("quote CAP END"); 
        $sasl_inprog = 0; 
sub advance_sasl { 
    my($data) = @_; 
    my $out = join("\0", $sasl_user, $sasl_user, $sasl_password);  
    $out = encode_base64($out, ""); 
    if(length $out == 0) { 
        Xchat::command("quote AUTHENTICATE +"); 
        while(length $out >= 400) { 
            my $subout = substr($out, 0, 400, ''); 
            Xchat::command("quote AUTHENTICATE $subout"); 
        if(length $out) { 
            Xchat::command("quote AUTHENTICATE $out"); 
        }else{ # Last piece was exactly 400 bytes, we have to send some padding to indicate we're done 
            Xchat::command("quote AUTHENTICATE +"); 
sub saslDone { 
    Xchat::command("quote CAP END"); 
    return Xchat::EAT_NONE; 

_ instructions (slightly modified for this tutorial) from freenode.net:

Alternative Configuration for SASL - sasl-lite-xchat.pl
_ A. Download (or create from above) the script into your home ˜/.xchat directory
_ B. Open the script in your favorite editor, and change EDIT in
my $sasl_user = “EDIT”;
to be your primary nick. Then change EDIT in
my $sasl_password = “EDIT”;
to be your NickServ password.
*** this is the nick and password you registered in step 2 above ***
_ C. Load the script from XChat menu using “XChat > Load Plugin or Script”.

5 - Close XChat and then reopen. You should be able to connect with freenode, you should see the message:
SASL authentication successful.

Freenode help sites:
Frequently-Asked Questions - freenode: frequently-asked questions
Freenode IRC Servers - About freenode: IRC Servers
Connecting with SASL - Connecting with SASL
Configuring SASL - Configuring SASL for XChat: Perl script

Hope this helps others in the openSUSE community

Please consider opening an FAQ here

Thanks for the help and suggestion. It’s there now.

you are welcome.