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are there SIP chat rooms? [closed]

Is there anything like freenode IRC, but using the SIP protocol? There are probably more CLI clients using SIP, but I just found linphonec -- very intriguing. While there's an RFC titled A Group ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Talk on multiple IRC channels at once?

I seem to remember, back in '91 or so, that the console-based IRCII implemention on the Solaris box that first got me on the net would let me /Join multiple channels on a given network such that, as ...
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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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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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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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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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(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 others....
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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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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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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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Connection fail several time with Irssi + i2p

I use Irssi IRC client in combination with i2p on Debian Wheezy. The problem is that when I try to connect to the irc issuing the command /connect 127.0.0.1 6668 this happen: 10:03 |-INFO > Irssi: ...
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Displaying away changes in private communication in Weechat

I am using Weechat as my IRC client. When I am privately communicating with a user (/query), I would like to display away changes of the user in the current window. For example, when the user goes ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...