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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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Controling many windows in irssi (tabs groups?)

I usually have like 40-50 channels opened among 15-20 different networks. It's really difficult to control them all, so do you have any tips what to do to make it easier? Maybe some extentions? I also ...
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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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mIRC, when I connect on multiple server, then it re-connect to infinity and open new windows

mIRC, when I connect on multiple server, then it re-connect to infinity and open new windows. Can I to stop this re-connect of the script when I have opened server that I want? For example: I ...
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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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eggdrop 1.8 “Lost bot / Lost telnet connection”

I'm trying to get my first eggdrop botnet working. I can link all the bots in LAN (using both ipv4 and ipv6 from 1machine) with no problems into the hub/masterbot. The problem is when I try to link ...
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How can I search for text in an IRC channel using Adium?

Adium chat simply doesn't seem to work: The word 'howdy' is on the page - I can see it I hit Edit, Find I search for anything containing 'howdy' The Find dialog makes an angry noise which I ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Connection Error with Metro IRC

Upon Downloading Metro IRC I have been having problems with adding a network. http://prntscr.com/2c027a I tried everything possible but it keep's saying that it can't connect. I am trying to connect ...
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Posting a message in weechat starting with a slash

In irssi, if someone was asking how do I register my nickname?, I could respond with / /msg nickserv help register (and have the first /<space> be stripped from the message sent. In weechat, ...
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How do I connect to an IRC bouncer with thunderbird?

I would like to set up a bouncer on my rootserver and connect there from my PC, so I will see all messages during the last 30 minutes that I missed when I reconnect to a channel. Is this possible in ...
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List channels with minimum users in WeeChat

I would like to list only channels with specific minimum users. Using /list -min 10 for instance does not work and I don't see how to do it in the weechat user guide.
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How to visually distinguish weechat's active window?

I need to have opened several windows at once, but I often type into a wrong one by mistake. How can I visually distinguish the active window, for example by a background color of the input line (or ...
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bip irc proxy and client disconnects

Currently, a bip instance I've configured connects to the prescribed network(s), and allows a connection from a client through SSL (offering the self-signed cert). However, after connection is ...
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How to set exceptions for instant messenger checks in Kaspersky?

I am running Kaspersky 2012 (sorry cannot upgrade to 2013/14 since my company VPN requires a viruskiller but does not recognize those). I am using ChatZilla to connect to IRC, namely ...
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Direct Link to IRC Server with Double ##

Trying to create a direct link to an IRC channel with double octothorpes (##). Freenode policy dictates off-topic channels require ## before the channel name. This O'Reilly 'hack' post gives solid ...
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With a bot, how do I avoid or handle IRC server MOTD's?

I have an IRC bot written in Python that works fairly well. I think the issue is with my limited knowledge of the IRC protocol, so IRC gurus are particularly welcome here :D When you first connect to ...
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How do I hide Joins/Parts/Quits in Quassel IRC globally?

I discovered that I can right click on any room's buffer and set the various things like Joins, Parts and Quits I want hidden. But I want to set these defaults so that they are active on any room I ...
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IRC Server refusing my connection

/connect bear.freenode.net Irssi: Unable to connect server bear.freenode.net port 6667 [Connection refused] Does this mean I've been kicked out or something? /connect irc.ubuntu.com # Connects ...
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Is there a windows IRC client that supports embedding media

I'm trying to get my team to use an In house IRC client. They want inline pictures. I haven't found a client that supports this yet, and I haven't found a way to add this feature to any client that ...
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How to change/select your nickname for IRC using NickServ

Real beginner with IRC so bear with me. NickServ appears to be some sort of external 'application' that allows you to register and sign into IRCs. To register: /msg nickserv register ...
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Irssi error - SSL handshake failed: Connection reset by peer

I'm trying to connect to an IRC server using Irssi with this kind of settings: address = "123.45.12.345"; port = "1122"; password = "somepassword"; use_ssl = "yes"; ssl_verify = "no"; autoconnect = ...
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XChat does not connect to all channels on startup

I have XChat portable setup to auto connect to around 15 channels on freenode. But on startup it only connects to 7 channels by itself. How can I fix this? It is possible to join more channels ...
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How do I join a second IRC server in Emacs' rcirc?

How do I instruct rcirc to join another IRC server (e.g. irc.mozilla.org), after I've run M-x irc and joined irc.freenode.net? I know how to modify my default servers, but I'd like to dynamically ...
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How do I hide connected/disconnected users in a IRC channel on mirc?

In busy IRC channels there's a lot of connections/disconnections taking place. They are cluttering the IRC chat, how can I turn these messages off?
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How can I use LimeChat with TOR?

That's the question. I'm running on a Mac OS X, so please keep that in mind. I don't know what SASL is. I've tried the directions on ...
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Is my school blocking IRC connection?

I am trying to connect to irc.mozilla.org and freenode and I am getting the following messages on weechat IRC client. 14:17:07 weechat | irc: server mozilla created 14:17:15 mozilla | irc: ...
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How to see chat history in IRC channel?

I use XChat . My chat server is: irc.foonetic.net I created a channel for which I have operator privileges. I want all the members who join my channel to navigate through the chat history (much ...
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Whats the safest way to chat on freenode [closed]

In freenode I know my IP is shown making me vulnerable . Whats the best way to access IRC? Is it tor? I am on Windows 7 but if you have Linux specific solution I am open to them too
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Getting a list of the ops for an IRC channel

How do I get a list of ops for an irc channel, and the type of op that they are? I could not find this help on http://www.irchelp.org/irchelp/opguide.html
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Do you get Notifications from Adium IRC on Mac?

Previously I was using LimeChat for my IRC client on Mac and was getting notifications fine. But I started using Adium and notifications don't show up, I have to go to Adium and read the messages. Is ...
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How do I search for channel names in WeeChat?

In the IRC client XChat, it is possible to search for a list of channels in the current connected network. For example, searching for the keyword "python" using Server → Network List on the ...
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Bitlbee and Facebook group chats

I use Bitlbee's own public server (im.bitlbee.org). I have added my Facebook-account to it, but I've noticed that group chats don't work. I have few group chats on www.facebook.com, but they won't ...
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How to I prevent nick changing involuntarily?

I use XChat on Ubuntu 12.04. I have been facing this issue: I join a channel. I minimize XChat and do other work. If someone pings me on IRC I respond. After some time I come back to XChat to see ...
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separate irssi services passwords from main configuration file

I want to automatically connect to some IRC networks that don't all support authentication SSL client certificates (like OFTC) or SASL (Freenode). At the same time I want to add my irssi config to ...
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Scriptable IRC client with per-channel encoding and autoperform settings

I'm looking for an IRC client that would let me set different encoding per-channel, not just per-network. It should be scriptable. Currently I see those options ChatZilla. Has the per-channel ...
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What is a sleep message in Colloquy?

In Colloquy, there are options for a quit message and a sleep message. I know what the quit message does. When you disconnect, this is the message sent, correct? However, I have no idea what this ...
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Hosting IRC server on Mac

Not having found any, I stumbled upon this post that explains how to install ngIRCd with homebrew and I decided to give it a try. First off I ran the ruby script and successfully installed HomeBrew: ...
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IRC: Cannot send to channel: #ruby-lang

I cannot connect connect to the #ruby-lang channel using an online IRC or my application. I can see what other people are saying, but whenever I type it just says: 20:05 <freenode> Error(404): ...
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security risk of opening up a port to access znc [closed]

I run znc on my home server, and I was thinking about opening up the port for it on the router so I can access znc from my computer at work. My znc accounts are password protected. Is it a substantial ...
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How can I get notified by everything that happens in a specific channel in irssi?

(Be it hilight/highlight or a beep). I have a small channel that I need to know all the info of. I couldn't get trigger.pl to work, but maybe it should. I could do "/hilight -mask every_single_nick" ...
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How do I hide my username in irc?

I'm using irssi for my IRC client, and whenever I connect to a channel (e.g., #whatwg), it greets me with the line and I've tried the command line 0:22 -!- <nick> [~kalaracey@12.345.678.90] ...
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ZNC - How can I change my hostname? [duplicate]

How can I change my hostname? I have a ZNC installation already.
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Prevent incoming connections

My network has some problems with incoming connections. Surfing is fine, but I want to use an IRC-Chat. I tried to use webchat (either the webchat of the server, or mibbit), but I still get incoming ...
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(IRC) How do I find out when a user was last seen in a channel?

I use XChat. How do I find out when a user last logged into the channel or was last there? /!seen [user-nick] didn't work. It said !seen isn't a command. I don't want my query to be visible to ...
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Port 6667 can't be reached outside of localhost

I've got IRCD-Hybrid installed with the following listen config: /* listen {}: contain information about the ports ircd listens on (OLD P:) */ listen { /* port: the specific port to listen ...