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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 ...
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View log of what happened in IRC while I was offline

I'm an infrequent user of IRC, currently using Irssi on Ubuntu 12.04, and I follow a channel with activity that is about as infrequent as my own use - but not necessarily with activity at the same ...
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Set XMPP connect server on bitlbee

I have a Jabber (XMPP) account. I'm trying to set it up with Bitlbee, IRC to IM gateway. Let's say, it is called user@foo.com. However the connect server is located at bar.org. In Pidgin, when you ...
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Inputting formatted IRC text in Pidgin

What plugin or software is available to use Pidgin's native text formatting system to allow IRC messages to be sent with formatted text?             
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Is the reverse DNS lookup performed by IRC networks usually validated against the forward lookup?

Google gave me conflicting answers for this one. Some believed that most networks take the lazy attitude to DNS lookups and simply set your hostname to whatever RDNS throws up while others said it was ...
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Ignore IRC messages based on contents in WeeChat

I'm trying to figure out how to ignore messages in a buffer based on the contents of the message (NOT based on hostmask, user nick, etc.) in WeeChat. Preferably, this would be able to utilize regex, ...
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In tmux how does one specify a window that automatically follows you between sessions?

I have irssi always running in my tmux session but often switch sessions. Is there a way to configure tmux to have a window follow me from session to session?
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How do I set up a domain-like hostname on IRC?

I own a domain name, and a virtual private server. On that server I've installed ZNC as a bouncer for my IRC connection, and when connected through it the hostname is just a random hash of letters ...
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IRC “proxy” for persistent connection between several computers

I'm looking for a program that enables me to stay connected to one or more IRC networks and be able to view the log even though I connect from several different computers. I'm thinking about ...
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With ERC in Emacs, how can I automatically alias server buffer names?

I use ZNC to connect to IRC, and since ZNC seems to have the unfortunate characteristic of making me create a new "login" for each server I want to connect to (i.e Freenode and Quakenet), when erc ...
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Firewall blocking IRC client

I'm trying to use Irssi client to connect to irc.freenode.net in my office. What is happening is I think our corporate firewall is blocking IRC ports. Can anyone tell me how to get around this. I'm ...
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How do i get automatic coloured nicknames in Macirssi?

How do I get automatic coloured nicknames in Macirssi? I've found a script for irssi that kind-of works, but only has a few colours. But for Macirssi I can't find anything.
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How do I display the last x messages before I joined a channel in irc?

Missing something obvious here but I can't find the answer on google. When I join a channel on IRC is there a way to view the last x messages or are they lost in the ether forever?
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How to export and import an user profile from one Quassel core to another?

I have been using Quassel as my bouncer for IRC for quite a long time now. We (a group of administrators of a small network) have set up a shared Quassel core with many users on the same core. But ...
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Setting up an IRC server

I am currently trying to set up an IRC server in windows. I just finished my config file which just changes a couple of things and lets you connect to the server, but every time I start UnrealIRCd it ...
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irssi tries to join #python before sending the identify message

I am starting off with irssi here and have a small setup trying to connect to a few channels on freenode. I have the following in my chatnets directive in my .irssi/config Freenode = { type = ...
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How do you hide your IP in chatzilla?

I use firefox's chatzilla plugin for IRC, Is there a way I could hide my IP so that people can't find it by issuing an irc whois command?
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Portable IRC client for Windows with rudimental scripting and log support

I'm looking for a portable (does not need installation and saves settings in its own directory) IRC client for Windows XP, with rudimental scripting (authenticating, automatically joining channels, ...