Same as before.
I'm logging all my connections, user and service, and I never see the IRC bot connect. Instead, I see:
Sep 1, 2010 3:01:22 PM hudson.plugins.im.IMConnectionProvider$ConnectorRunnable run
INFO: Trying to reconnect
Sep 1, 2010 3:01:22 PM hudson.plugins.ircbot.v2.IRCConnection connect
INFO: connected to IRC
Sep 1, 2010 3:01:22 PM hudson.plugins.ircbot.v2.IRCConnection getGroupChat
INFO: Trying to join channel #welcome
Out of curiosity, I connected to IRC manually with the same user and password, and my connect log shows the connection and the session is established. Funny thing is, if I stay connected, the IRC bot from Hudson will try to reconnect and fail saying the nick is already taken. Thinking that maybe the bot is connecting as a service, I check my services log and I see my ChanServ bot connect, but not the IRC bot from Hudson.
Does the pIRCBot try to connect to IRC as a service or as a regular user?