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How can I ignore noise from a flaky network connection?

My connection to the IRC server is often flaky, and I get disconnected and reconnected a lot. When this happens, I get a series of messages like this, repeated every time the connection flaps: -!- ...
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Can't connect to IRC Freenode from Taiwan (Colloquy)

I'm studying Mandarin in Taiwan for 6 weeks and do web dev on the side. For some reason I can't connect to Freenode IRC with my Colloquy app. What's going on and how can I connect? I don't see any ...
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Bitlbee without password

I have a local instance of bitlbee to which I connect from irssi on the same machine. Since everything is on localhost, I don't think it makes much sense for me to need to identify (password) every ...
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IRSSI: cannot connect to any server

I am behind a NAT. Each time i do a /Connect <servername>.org in Irssi i get the following response. -!- Irssi: Looking up irc.****.org -!- Irssi: Unable to connect server irc.****.org port ...
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proper way to set IRCSERVER env environment variable?

the IRC BitchX guide says two conflicting things: earlier, when describe all the env vars: IRCSERVER - Server(s) separated by spaces to use, in the format irc.host.com:port[:password] Then ...
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Unknown command “script” (type /help for help) in WeeChat

I've been trying to load some python scripts into WeeChat but every time I use the command /script load script.py it returns the line 'unknown command “script” (type /help for help)'. Anyone know how ...
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irssi - wait between startup commands?

I'm trying to issue two commands automatically at startup in irssi, but the first one takes a while to complete. Ideally, I'd just wait 3 seconds after the first command, then issue the second ...
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Can people on IRC get notified if I do /whois on them?

Do people I use /whois command on see it somehow, or is there a setting that lets them see? Is that possible on any client? If yes, how? I hope it isn't, I don't want people to see me stalking.
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IRC client cannot connect on Windows 10

When trying to launch an IRC client on my Windows 10 laptop, I get the following error: * Looking up irc.freenode.net * Connecting to irc.freenode.net (31.13.222.109) port 6667... * Connection failed....
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Perl IRC Bot running on the machine

I had someone hacked into my linux machine and was running a perl code which seems to be some kind of a bot. The next day I got a call from ISP saying that there are large number of spam mails ...
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Disable notifications for mode changes

When someone assigns me a +o it triggers the status icon to blink, as if someone "pinged" me by Carpetsmoker: Hello or sent me a private message. For example: (13:36:09) mode (+o Carpetsmoker ) by ...
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How do I get “Sticky login” functionality on IRC for Mac OS X?

I'm currently using Limechat. I love the software. However, because of terrible internet connectivity and being mobile a lot, I drop off of IRC channels frequently. I don't notice it until I open the ...
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Setting up hostmask for IRC users

I have set up an irc network but i would like to hide the ip address of users that connect to the network. I have BNC, is that something i can use to mask everyone's ip or just mine? I just want an ...
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Interaction with Kubuntu Irc channel crashes Quassel

I use Quassel as my irc client and have lately run into the following problem. The Kubuntu IRC network will not connect and if ever I go into the Configure Networks menu to delete it, the second that ...
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Implementing irssi IRC Anonymity

I'm looking to connect to an IRC server that I do not trust with any of my information, including my IP. In the past I have connected through a web client over Tor but it has become unreliable. My ...
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IRC connect time on IPv6 using linux

I am in need of some help. When I connect to IRC servers by IPv6 it has taken upwards of 6 minutes to connect. But when i use v4 it takes seconds. This happens on all irc servers that I have tested ...
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IRC Bouncer connect without /quote pass?

I am using a bouncer (ZNC) to connect to an IRC network. I am using ChatZilla to connect to the bouncer. On connect I get the following message: You need to send your password. Try /quote PASS <...
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Xeric: checking for OpenSSL… configure: error: Cannot find ssl libraries

When trying to run ./config for Xaric, I get the following error: checking for OpenSSL... configure: error: Cannot find ssl libraries Has anyone else had this problem? Thanks
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How to find which application is using port 8080 and trying to connect open proxy? [duplicate]

I am using Hax-Chat for my IRC but for few days I am having error of open proxy so I asked them they replied on of my application is using open proxy port 8080. So question is how could is find which ...
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Create an “IRC shell-account” on private IRC server [closed]

As this question did not receive any informative answers: [ Setting up linux shell accounts for public access ] I would like to rephrase the original question for my own purposes: I would like to ...
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Can`t connect to IRC Server: Closing Link (Install identd)

I installed a Hybrid-IRC Server on my linux Vserver. If i try to connect to my IRC Server with Xchat i get this: "Closing Link (Install identd)", but if i use a online IRC client like kiwiirc.com or i ...
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Commands to grep search username on an IRC channel

Looks like i need to use /names #channel but it doesn't seem to work on Slack IRC. I setup ZNC as an IRC bouncer for my Slack team chat. Is there any other command that can achieve the same thing?
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How to ignore highlight in a channel in irssi?

Say I have the highlight c++ in irssi to get alerts for it, but I don't want to receive alerts when c++ is mentioned in the #c++ channel. Is this possible?
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Use a specific subdomain with ZNC

I recently installed ZNC on a Fedora 22 VPS I'm renting for educational purposes to try to strengthen my Linux skills and knowledge. One thing I am trying to do is set up a small IRC bouncer on this ...
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How to analyze that IRC can't connect server?

I want to connect IRC server, and after trying many ports: 6665, 6666, 8001, 8002, etc. I find I can't connect to server. From the wireshark, I can find there is no response from server: Could ...
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Trouble with connection to irc.freenode.net via Tor

I have a trouble with connection to irc.freenode.net. I have set up Konversation IRC client according to guidelines: https://freenode.net/sasl/ https://freenode.net/irc_servers.shtml#tor Server: ...
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Ignore JOINS/PARTS/QUITS unless the user has recently talked in the channel

I'm sitting in a channel with many users, and I'm not interested in the lot of joins/parts/quits, unless a user has said something (I do want to know when someone who I'm talking with leaves). What I ...
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Hexchat cannot accept SSL

I've been trying to access an IRC Server recently, which I have been on before. I can access it on Windows but when I get into Ubuntu I cannot access it due to not being able to "Use SSl for all the ...
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Auto detach after auto connecting in irssi

I have irssi auto connect to a channel and send a message to auto connect which works. But for some reason the detach command (ctrl-a + d) does not detach the screen anymore. Is there a setting for ...
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How do I deploy a Shout IRC client to OpenShift?

I wanted to have an IRC bouncer for free, but I didn't trust the many free IRC bouncer services available out there. After some search, I discovered Shout, a Node.js IRC client for the browser. Shout ...
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IRC over SSL on Weechat

So I'm trying to see up SSL for IRC through weechat, but have been having issues. I've generated a .pem file for my nick and also have installed the ca-bundle.crt, but keep getting a TLS handshake ...
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How do I search the buffer for nicknames in WeeChat

It is normally possible to search within the buffer's messages with the key combination ctrl-r. How does one search for a message with a specific sender? For example, the messages sent by the nickname ...
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Aggregate ZNC logs

I have ZNC set up, and I'm trying to get logging to create a single aggregate log file for a channel. I can get the channel to generate logs, however, they're broken down by day, and I can't seem to ...
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How to get IRC users list over an entire server

I'm searching for a command like /names but on the whole server. Is this possible ? And after that, is it possible to know on which channels is connected a user ? Thank you!
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Does IRC have user-modes that are channel specific, especially for away status?

I'm writing an IRC bot that hangs out in lots of channels, but in some of those channels I want to mark the bot as muted/away/quiet. I've done this via code - stopping the bot sending messages to ...
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Is there a “conventional” method of preventing nickname highlighting

Every once and a while I want to mention someone without bothering them. I usually use nick/name or something similar to convey the name without triggering a notification by their client. Is there a ...
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How to use Freenode's webIRC client?

I'm having trouble using Freenode's webIRC client: I don't use IRC often, but I seem to recall we could actually chat with folks. But the webIRC seems to be missing an input box to type in. I'm ...
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Email error on #android-dev irc channel

I try to register my email and password and it tells me this, <devon.west@outlook.com> is not a valid email address. That is the only email I have. Why am I getting the error message?
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How to make ZNC replay what previously happened on the channel when I reconnect from a client?

I just set up ZNC and would like to, whenever connecting, grab the previous history of any channels I rejoin, with some exceptions. I'm using ZNC 1.4 and I have loosely followed this https://www....
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Cannot get HexChat to connect to IRC?

So, I am trying to get IRC up and running on my Windows-7 machine. I have installed HexChat as a 'normal' install. Here are the screen shots showing step 1, step 2, and the screen that shows while it ...
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Serving irssi log files over local network with Lighttpd

I wish to use Lighttpd to serve some Irssi log files over a local network - [for my own private use]. Irssi can't write to /var/www/, and I don't think changing permissions is the 'right' way to do ...
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IRC (or weechat in particular): how to prevent accidental text input

So a couple of times my current IRC channel has had terminal commands (e.g. ls) accidentally entered, resulting in a few comments. Is there a way, either in IRC clients in general, or my current ...
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Unable to log in to IRC servers in Linux Mint 14

I'm trying to connect to an IRC server in Linux Mint 14, but am not having any luck. XChat will report that I am connected to the server and will try to log in, but this simply times out. I've tried ...
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Using IRC as a server management tool?

When I was visiting a small development house a few years back they used an IRC channel to monitor events on their servers e.g. build server, mail server, http server and specific processes like shell ...
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Setting up an IRC server with persistent chat history and timestamps on Raspbian?

I have bought a Raspberry Pi which I intend to use as a 24/7 IRC server, probably using IRCD-Hybrid. Ideally, this server would have a persistent chat history (where new people joining the channel(s?) ...
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HydraIRC - Save settings between sessions (minimize to system tray)

I recently started using the HydraIRC client and I want the application minimized to the system tray most of the time. I go to Options > Prefs > Advanced > Booleans > Minimize to SysTray and it ...
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Cutting input with cut or awk?

I'm basically trying to parse raw IRC input with a bash script, and I want to grab the messages, and nothing else. An example of what I'm trying to save is :user!~name@host.name PRIVMSG #channel :...
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Unable to connect from Unreal IRC Server to Anope IRC Services

I am having some issues getting the link to establish from Unreal IRC Server to Anope IRC Services. I am currently receiving the following error: *** Notice -- No response from services.xxxx.com(...
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ZNC Broke After Enable TUN/TAP on my VPS

After enabling TUN/TAP via my vps and then disabling (causing restarts to server as well), ZNC will no longer work. ZNC won't start on boot, or manually. Here are the errors: [ !! ] Binding to port [+...
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What's the difference between Password and Personal Password, as well as username ad Nickname, in IRC?

I signed up in freenode IRC by registering a Nickname. Now in the Textual IRC client, I see these different options: Nickname, Username, and Personal Password: and Password: What's the ...