Internet Relay Chat (IRC) is an Internet protocol for distributed real-time messaging.

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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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how to hide public ip adress on irc channel

I have public ip address (for example 77.77.77.222). When somebody type /who on irc channel he sees: Linkas@77.77.77.222 How can I hide under a domain? For example Linkas@mydomain.tk
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Irssi in tmux - Messages overwritten

I'm trying to run Irssi in tmux, and I've been coming across something strange. Whenever a new message is received, it overwrites the last message. For example, say the following chat log is in my ...
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How to ping someone on IRC

I've been asked to "ping someone on IRC", but I'm not sure what it means. First, do I need to know the IRC server and channel to ping someone? Is "pinging" so sort of private conversation?
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Proxies for IRC?

There is this kid who joins IRC channels over and over after being banned. Just wondering how he does this? I tried to find a proxy list (to ban of course), but I don't know. Let's put the ball in ...
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IRC command-line client for Windows [closed]

I'm looking for a (preferably free and/or open source) IRC client running on the Windows' command line. I searched for a while and found that this kind of tools exists for Linux and that you can ...
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Gtalk to IRC proxy?

Is there some software that exists that acts as a proxy so that someone using gtalk can talk to an IRC channel? I looked into bitlbee but it seems like the reverse of what I want. It allows you to ...
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Automatically reclaim my IRC nickname (without underscores) globally?

I use XChat (2.8.6). It runs 24/7. I think whenever my internet connection is reset (at least every 24 hours), my nickname gets an underscore (_) appended: My nick john becomes john_, then it becomes ...
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Staying on a registered-only IRC channel

Freenode, like other IRC servers, has the property that one's connection will drop at the slightest hiccup. Fortunately mIRC knows to automatically reconnect when this happens. The problem lies with ...
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irssi irc /list command [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I search in lists with irssi? Folks, The irssi irc client operates in a condensed window, without the option of scrolling up and down through output. So when i ...
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How to quit ircII help session?

I'm using ircII as my irc client to chat on irc channels. As I'm new to this terminal based program so I tend to use /help command very frequently. The problem is when I go in help session I get ...
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Opening Colloquy with xdcc links

I'd like to set the application Colloquy to open with the xdcc:// protocol links, in OS lion. Generally, I don't know how to associate a single application to a protocol in Chrome. help! :P
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IRC server connecting to another server

I'm setting up an IRC server using IRC-Hybrid, I want my server to connect to another server, so that people on my server can connect to channels on that other server. I know this can be done, the ...
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IRC ghost - how do I unghost and get back my original nick?

When my IRC connection drops for whatever reason I am frequently logged back in as a ghost with the underscore after my registered nick. What are the sequence of IRC commands to get logged back in as ...
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How can I set IRCD-Hybrid server password?

I have been struggling with this for days, is there a way to set up a password for an ircd-hybrid server so that no one can connect to it without first entering a password? I have the server up and ...
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Portable IRC multi-computer usage with same user

I use an IRC client both at home and at work. I would like both computers to use the same user (for IDENT purposes and avoiding multiple nicks etc) Typically, the home computer is always-on, and is ...