I have setup an IRC server for my business associates that is running as SSL tunneled over the tor network running as a hidden service. Initially it wasn't working at all but then suddenly it was. I shut the server down overnight and brought it back online and again I'm unable to connect. The last log entry on the server is Bootstrapped 100%: Done, which I believe means it is connected. I have also verified the hidden service is running with netstat -tln .
Tor Server: Tor 0.2.3.25
Tor Client: Vidalia 0.2.21
IRC Server: ircd-hybrid 1:7.2.2.dfsg.2-10.ssl1 / Custom debian build (.deb) with ssl support added
IRC Client: XChat 2.8.9
The error I am getting in XChat + Vidalia is ...
Proxy failed to connect to host (error 4)
I have tried restarting tor and changing identities in Vidalia but neither are working. What can I do to improve the reliability of this hidden service?