Xfinity may be blocking IRC connection attempt?
i'm not sure where to go from here
Yesterday (tuesday) I connected to synIRC using mIRC like I've done for years. I'm getting randomly disconnected. Xfinity also starts sending me vague messages about "threats" being blocked.
I upgrade my Windows 10 to version 1903, and now suddenly I cannot connect to synIRC at all. All I get are "Connection timed out" as a message.
This only affects the synIRC network; I can connect to pretty much any other IRC network using a client.
I tried HexChat and even Microsoft Comic Chat and they can connect to any server except synIRC.
However, I can still connect to synIRC via web clients.
I tried to connect to one specific synIRC server and it managed to connect for several seconds before disconnecting and going back to being unable to connect.
I tried connecting while temporarily disabling my firewall and while both disabling and re-enabling my Windows Defender.
I'm not sure where to even begin here. Is Comcast suddenly blocking ports or IP addresses associated with just one IRC server? Or is this not Comcast-related?