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I am wondering if someone successfully made rcirc works connecting via a IRC bouncer like ZNC.

I need to be able to specify a username/password for connecting without doing a patch on the original mode

There is as well the problem which is when killing a buffer rcirc with do a /PART to quit the channel and effectively have the bouncer as well quitting the channel so then defeat a bit the point of having a bouncer.

So anyone using RCIRC with a irc bouncer?

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Seems like for ERC there is a brand new mode addressing that – Chmouel Boudjnah Feb 28 '11 at 14:26
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Yes, but this answer is specific to rcirc (because I personally use it). I can get rcirc to connect to my ZNC server out-of-the-box:

(setq rcirc-server-alist '(("znc-server" :nick "znc-username" :password "znc-username:znc-password" :full-name "full-name")))

As far as parting channels is concerned, simply detach before killing the buffer: issue '/quote detach [channel-name]' to the buffer before executing 'kill-buffer'. To differentiate between detaching and parting, I've bound the action of detaching + killing to 'C-c C-d' in rcirc-mode. You can get other ZNC-specific functionality by simply binding keys to the ZNC commands described here:

EDIT: I thought I should include the code that I use to detach.

(defun rcirc-detach-buffer ()
  (let ((buffer (current-buffer)))
    (when (and (rcirc-buffer-process)
           (eq (process-status (rcirc-buffer-process)) 'open))
    (setq rcirc-buffer-alist
          (rassq-delete-all buffer rcirc-buffer-alist)))
      (if (rcirc-channel-p rcirc-target)
      (rcirc-send-string (rcirc-buffer-process)
                 (concat "DETACH " rcirc-target))))
    (setq rcirc-target nil)
    (kill-buffer buffer)))

(define-key rcirc-mode-map [(control c) (control d)] 'rcirc-detach-buffer)
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