I tried with X-Chat and now in HexChat and both are giving me errors. If I try to connect to tmi.justin.tv/6667, I get:
* Connecting to tmi.justin.tv (188.8.131.52:6667)
* Connection failed (Connection timed out)
If I try to connect to justneph.jtvirc.com/6667, I get:
* Looking up justneph.jtvirc.com
* Unknown host. Maybe you misspelled it?
Any ideas what i could be doing wrong?
To clear up some of the common IRC issues, I need you to check your settings:
Server: irc.twitch.tv NOT jtvirc.com. JUST use “irc.twitch.tv”
Port: 80,443,6667 (6667 is the official port)
To get your TOKEN follow the “Connecting” procedure located in our official knowledge base article on IRC.
You can get it from twitchapps.com/tmi or from our API.
An example “password” would be “oauth:asdasd234234jk234asd” or similar once you get your token.
This change was made because we do not use SSL for chat, and did not want to expose any user hashes (this was fairly minor, but we want to do things correctly!)