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task #12451: In case of connection errors, more info (IP for instance) should be returned

Submitter:  Filip H.F. "FiXato" Slagter <fixato>
Submitted:  Sat 26 Jan 2013 06:26:55 AM UTC
Category:  irc plugin Should Start On:  Sat 26 Jan 2013 12:00:00 AM UTC
Should be Finished on:  Sat 26 Jan 2013 12:00:00 AM UTC Priority:  * 5 - Normal
Status:  None Privacy:  Public
Percent Complete:  0% Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Open/Closed:  Open
Planned Release:  None IRC nick:  FiXato
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Sat 26 Jan 2013 06:26:55 AM UTC, original submission:  

When connecting to an IRC server fails, the information returned at the moment is rather limited. For instance when the connection is refused:

260536  -- irc: connecting to server irc.esper.net/6697 (SSL)...
260536 =!= irc: connection refused

Or when the SSL cert is rejected:

260538  -- irc: connecting to server irc.esper.net/6697 (SSL)...
260538  -- gnutls: connected using 2048-bit Diffie-Hellman shared secret exchange
260538 =!= gnutls: peer's certificate is NOT trusted
260538 =!= gnutls: peer's certificate issuer is unknown
260538  -- gnutls: receiving 1 certificate
260538  --  - certificate[1] info:
260538  --    - subject `C=GB,ST=England,L=London,O=EsperNet,OU=aperture.esper.net,CN=*.esper.net,EMAIL=support@esper.net', issuer `C=GB,ST=England,L=London,O=EsperNet,OU=aperture.esper.net,CN=*.esper.net,EMAIL=support@esper.net', RSA key 2048 bits, signed using RSA-SHA1, activated `2011-03-23 21:46:23 UTC', expires `2021-03-20 21:46:23 UTC', SHA-1 fingerprint `72c0e8bd51e5a88edd3fc3582773a353362c1310'
260539 =!= irc: TLS handshake failed
260539 =!= irc: error: A TLS packet with unexpected length was received.
260539  -- irc: reconnecting to server in 1 minute, 20 seconds

Imho it would be useful if at least the IP to which WeeChat attempted to connect was shown, so it would make it easier for me to debug if the connection failure was something on my end, or on the end of the IRC server (in which case I could contact the network's administrators for further support).
Especially when connecting to DNS based round robins this would be useful, as currently it is impossible to know to which of the servers WeeChat is connecting unless the connection is successul.

Filip H.F. "FiXato" Slagter <fixato>


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