disconnected at Buddies box

David Woolley forums at david-woolley.me.uk
Wed Apr 18 16:39:37 EDT 2012


Dorothy Frew wrote:
> I installed pidgin. Then I went Buddy List>Accounts>Add Account>Buddy 
> List>Buddies>
> at this point, the "Join a Chat" was greyed out, and there was a message 
> at the bottom that said,
> - Loof at ircforex.com <mailto:Loof at ircforex.com> disconnected
> Unable to connect: Error resolving irc.ircforex.com 
> <http://irc.ircforex.com>: 11001
>  

The domain name irc.ircforex.com does not exist:

bash-3.2$ dig ANY irc.ircforex.com

; <<>> DiG 9.4-ESV-R4 <<>> ANY irc.ircforex.com
;; global options:  printcmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NXDOMAIN, id: 56313
;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 0, AUTHORITY: 1, ADDITIONAL: 0

;; QUESTION SECTION:
;irc.ircforex.com.              IN      ANY

;; AUTHORITY SECTION:
ircforex.com.           229     IN      SOA     ns1.systemdns.com. 
hostmaster.systemdns.com. 8675316 10800 3600 1209600 3600

;; Query time: 63 msec
;; SERVER: 127.0.0.1#53(127.0.0.1)
;; WHEN: Wed Apr 18 21:36:02 2012
;; MSG SIZE  rcvd: 95




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