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How does hostname spoofing/customization work on IRC networks?

I've used IRC for a long time and I've seen people with really unique hostnames. I'm wondering how they are able to have those? My theory is that one sets up a server as part of the efnet/freenode ...
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How do I search in lists with irssi?

I would like to be able to search like this: /window list | grep ruby I have installed grep.pl to do so, but it still fails. The syntax says to do /GREP [-i] [-w] [-v] [-F] <perl-regexp> ...
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Kill ghost on connect to freenode in xchat?

how do I automatically kill a ghost nick (e.g. i got disconnected then reconnected) on connect with using xchat? I'm on freenode.
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How do I register a nickname on freenode’s IRC network, using Colloquy?

Proper newbie IRC question here: in order to access the #django IRC channel on freenode, I need to register a nickname with freenode. freenode’s instructions for that are here: ...
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How can I ignore all JOINS, PARTS from all but a few channels?

On the freenode network I want to ignore ALL joins, parts EXCEPT in channels #foo and #bar. What would be the syntax for this? I tried: /ignore -except #foo, #bar JOINS PARTS QUITS I also tried ...
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How can i auto logon to different servers on MIRC automatically, join certain channels and have a diff nick for each server?

How can i auto logon to different servers on MIRC automatically, join certain channels and have a diff nick for each server?
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How can I make an IRC trivia channel?

Well the idea started with my collegues when we decided we should study better (med school). So we want to create and IRC Trivia with medical questions. The archive with the questions will be created ...
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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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Corporate authenticated, timestamped, logged, persistent multi-user chat (IRC?)

My company compliance department requires all online communication to be controlled and logged with timestamps. Control includes user authentication and channel control. Additionally, persistent ...
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Connect to Freenode using tor

My proxy blocks the connection to IRC. But to my surprise freenode doesn't accept connections from tor network. I added the onion address in Xchat as FreenodeOverTor in the network list. I installed ...
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Where does Colloquy on the Mac store its channel list?

I use Colloquy as my IRC client - but the GUI sometimes doesn't store my prefs as to what channels I auto join etc - is there a plist file somewhere that I can edit to make the changes I want?
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Opening my Unreal IRCd server to the internet

Good afternoon! I have been trying all day to get my Unreal IRCD server to accept incoming connections from outside my localhost (so my friends and I can chat, obviously) I have read tons of online ...
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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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What IRC client do there exist for Windows? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What IRC client do you use on Windows? I am new to IRC chat. What IRC client do exist for Windows (Vista)?