I usually interact with my channel through an external IRC program (X Chat) instead of the web chat. For the past few days I have been unable to connect to the chat. The web chat is still working as far as I can tell but not my IRC program. This is the case for every channel I've tried to join through IRC.
* Looking up katsu87.jtvirc.com
* Unknown host. Maybe you misspelled it?
If i try through the server IP address I get a slightly different error.
* Looking up 126.96.36.199
* Connecting to 188.8.131.52:6667 (184.108.40.206) port 6667...
* Connected. Now logging in...
* Disconnected (Remote host closed socket).
Did the method for connecting to the chat through an external program change or is it just not working?
Any help would be appreciated.
FYI: For Twitch IRC chat, go to irc.twitch.tv
We pushed a fix for recent chat issues since outage. Just log out and log back in to see if the update fixes chat for you.
To clear up some of the common IRC issues, I need you to check your settings:
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!)
You may want to reset your oauth token if you are still getting an error.