IRC runs on registered ports 6665-6669 UDP/TCP, and 6697 UDP/TCP for TLS/SSL-encrypted IRC. See IANA registered ports at https://www.iana.org/assignments/service-names-port-numbers/service-names-port-numbers.txt
Which device are you using? All of the Verizon Wireless network is behind a NAT firewall with private IP addresses unless you purchase a public IP address.
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To be clear, this question is about blocking on outbound connections to IRC servers, using a tethered connection (a.k.a. 'personal hotspot' on some devices) where a VZW phone provides a connection to a laptop, for example.
This also has nothing to do with running a server on a handheld or laptop. This is only about outbound stupid blocking VZW is doing on tethered connections.
Actually looking at the logs the problem is not the initial outbound connection after all, my bad. But the Ident still doesn't work.
[19:33:20] Connecting to [irc.freenode.net] on port 6697
[19:33:20] Connection to host at [2001:6b0:e:2a18::118] established
[19:33:21] Connection secured using Transport Layer Security (TLS), version 1.2 with the cipher suite: DHE-RSA-AES-256-GCM
[19:33:21] -leguin.freenode.net- *** Looking up your hostname...
[19:33:21] -leguin.freenode.net- *** Checking Ident
[19:33:21] -leguin.freenode.net- *** Couldn't look up your hostname
[19:33:29] -leguin.freenode.net- *** No Ident response
We want to ensure we provide any and all options available to help. So we can better assist, please tell us more about what you're trying to connect to. What specifically is an IRC?
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