Registered my nick on Freenode and used Irssi on a linux box at work (
firstname.lastname@example.org) a couple months ago, then I wanted to check back on a channel today at my home laptop using Irssi but can't use my nick.
03:21 !hitchcock.freenode.net *** Looking up your hostname... 03:21 !hitchcock.freenode.net *** Checking Ident 03:21 !hitchcock.freenode.net *** Found your hostname
At this point, it assigns my nickname (
toraritte), but then suddenly
03:21 !hitchcock.freenode.net *** No Ident response ... bunch of other stuff ...
toraritte gets changed to
toraritt1 with the message
03:23 -!- Mode change [+i] for user toraritt1 03:23 -!- Irssi: Your nick is owned by purple [~email@example.com]
/msg NickServ IDENTIFY toraritte password, get
03:27 -NickServ(NickServ@services.)- You are now identified for toraritte.
but still unable to change my nick to
The solution is probably something very basic and I just wasn't able to put 2 and 2 together yet.