Puzzle of the Day

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

solution to FICS timeseal problem

From time to time I experience login difficulty at FICS - Free Internet Chess Server. That is, after trying to connect using BabasChess (FICS client), this message appears:

"Timeseal: A connection attempt failed because the connected party did not properly respond after a period of time, or established connection failed because connected host has failed to respond."

After experimenting with some settings, I came up with this solution:

1. Click File then Connect...

2. Click Advanced...

3. Put a check mark on the Use alternate server tcp port (23) then click OK.

4. Then click Connect.

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