is freenode down? i haven't been able to connect all day. mice irc just keeps saying connection refused and irssi just says connection timed out.
It was working earlier today. Currently, it's closed due to spambot attacks:
- The irc.freenode.net hostname is currently not active
* - due to spambots attacks.
* - Please see http://freenode.net/news.shtml for more
* - information, thank you!
Just change in Freenode server preferneces the entry irc.freenode.net to chat.freenode.net ;-)