I'm having a bit of trouble connecting to IRC servers with certain clients. First I was using irssi and naim through Cygwin, and I thought that the problem was with Cygwin, so I tried out ERC (the emacs irc client), and that's not connecting either. Both of them fail at almost exactly the same point (right after it displays 'No Identd response'), but I haven't changed anything with regards to my internet connection, and am not running any firewalls, including Windows Firewall. Can anyone help me figure out what's causing them to fail?
edit: Just tried it with mIRC (for windows) and mibbit, it works just fine but I can't figure out why. Does erc use cygwin for its functionality?
edit: erc no longer fails at the ("No Identd response") line, it fails at the 'Your host is masked' line. I noticed that that line is in red, is this something I need to be worried about?