FIXED - [SOCKET ERROR]: Connection reset by peer

Michael xeon at
Sat Feb 5 08:28:09 EST 2005

Michael wrote:

> Hello everyone,
> I'm new to ircd's and this will be my first attempt at setting my own 
> up.  I can't seem to figure out what's causing the current problem I'm 
> having.  I've searched via google to no avail and have read as many 
> FAQ's as humanly possible and I still don't have an answer for what 
> may be causing this error.
> I own my own server so modification to the ircd.conf is not an issue.
> Here is what happens when I try to connect to my running ircd:
> Attempting connection to (orphan_servers) on port 6667
> Looking up the server hostname (
> Server hostname resolved to 66.15.xx.xx
> Contacting IRC server (66.15.xx.xx) on port 6667
> Connection established [ (66.15.xx.xx:6667)]
> Local host address is 66.15.xx.xx
> Logging in as Zeon!TheOne :
> [SOCKET ERROR]: Connection reset by peer
> Connection terminated [ (66.15.xx.xx:6667)]
> Any help you can shed on what may be causing this problem would be 
> appreciated.
> Michael
I determined what the problem was here.  I didn't realize that I had an 
eggdrop bot that was using the same IP as the IRCD.  Once I removed the 
eggdrop the ircd started and I was able to join as a regular user.


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