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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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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 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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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: http://freenode.net/...
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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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Accessing freenode without ports

I'm at a computer where most ports are blocked. Is there still a way to access freenode to ask about programming questions through some webinterface?
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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 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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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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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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Log highlighted lines to window in irssi

I usually keep an irssi session running on my server at all times. Often times it also takes me quite a while between remembering that I in fact have it running. Therefore I'd like to know if there'...
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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 <password&...