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IRC (Internet Relay Chat) is a protocol for real-time Internet text messaging (chat) or synchronous conferencing.

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Libera IRC network returns SSL or TLS errors with irssi or weechat [closed]

When I try to connect to Libera chat using IRSSI I get, -!- Irssi: warning SSL handshake failed: Connection timed out When I try to connect it with weechat I get libera =!= | irc: TLS handshake ...
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How do I access my irc server over the internet if I'm using my phone for internet access for the pc

I'm running debian on my home pc. For irc server setup, I installed ircd-hybrid. I happen to have 4G mobile data on my phone and am using it to access the internet using usb tethering through the pc. ...
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which yum repo has both finch and pidgin for IRC?

While I'm able to install pidgin, I'm only after the CLI variant of finch for IRC. More generally, I don't recall the specifics of how to add a repo, nor would I know which repo. Primarily: how ...
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Using socat to make a secure tcp connection to an irc server

Recently, I got into irc, so I installed sic and started - obviously - chatting. But, it turns out that sic doesn't provide any security features like SSL or TCP so I in man sic, they told to use ...
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How can I filter just one particular nick messages in weechat (IRC)

Consider have a buffer/channel opened in your weechat. I want to temporarily see all the messages of one user/nick. Is this possible? This means only the filtered nick messages will be shown (just for ...
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Having a persistent IRC client

I would like to have an IRC client (running on a server that I have SSH access to) be persistent on the server without disconnecting from the rooms and servers I joined. In other words, I want to be ...
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How to compile when the machine has not enough memory?

I have a low-end VPS that is set up with a ZNC as an IRC bouncer, and it runs just fine, it has around 128 MB of flash memory, which is NOT ENOUGH to compile one of the modules I want to use znc-push ....
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Irssi color window name on activity

How I can change the colors of the channel names which are active ? (some other user is interacting on that channel)
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Irssi, identical rooms on two servers

I connect to two servers with my irssi irc client at the same time. Let's call them serverA and serverB. Both servers have a chat room called #xyz. However when I join #xyz it only connects me to the ...
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Where to find xchat for debian stretch

It seems that the package xchat is not available in the stretch repository, all I can find is xchat-gnome. Can someone tell me if it was removed and if so, why? I'm using mate desktop by the way. My ...
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IRSSI: Disable bell on activity in certain channel

I use IRSSI (Win 8.1 x64 + cygwin + SSH to remote host, sometimes via putty instead of cygwin) and it's configured to flash taskbar button whenever there's activity in any channel or private chat. ...
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I'm setting up an IRCd on My VPS. How do I open up the normal IRC ports?

I'm trying to get my IRCd running on my VPS. I have everything set up and ready, but I cannot connect. Did a portscan, and the prot isn't open. I have root access. How do I open up ports 6667 and ...
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Is it possible with Quassel to tell it not to join a channel at its startup

Quassel has both a distributed core-client as well as monolithic core+client IRC client. I am using the monolithic one. [$] aptitude search quasse ...
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xchat: connecting to one account from two clients

I am using xchat IRC client in Debian. I have two computers, one in my office and another at home. I would like to be connected to my IRC server from both computers using the same account. People who ...
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IRC chat on pidgin

How do I use IRC chat on pidgin? I acquired the Server : irc://irc.freenode.net:6667 and I don't know what to fill in the username? How do I get a username and password? After searching for 30 mins ...
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Disable anti-flooding in inspIRCd

How do I go about disabling anti-flooding in inspIRCd? It is only an annoyance on a private chat. No anti-flooding modules are enabled and all flooding-limits have been set to maximum - yet it still ...
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Are there any command line IRC clients that use readline?

I'm currently using irssi as my irc client, which is ok, mostly, but there are a couple of things that would make the chat experience better: readline support -- the ability to use vi key bindings in ...
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bugzilla-IRC integration

I have a bugzilla instance. I also have an IRC channel. I need a bot which can spew out any changes happening in bugzilla. The bot should prompt or tell when any action from :- a. Raising a bug b. ...
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Is it possible to make a key word search of all existing channels of all the irc networks from the command line ?

I am new to IRC (internet relay chat), as I understand it, an IRC network has a unique name like DALnet, is made of a chain of servers, a person can connect to one of them in order to connect to the ...
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What are the oldest irc clients I can still use on linux ?

I have a weakness for nostalgia and some interest in Unix history, therefore I would like to know which are the oldest still usable irc clients that can be run on Linux. In this context I value age ...
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IRC and Irssihelp

I've been searching around on Google, but I cannot find my answers to doing a specific thing with IRC and in Irssi, so I've come here to see if I can get any answers. Okay first… in IRC using Irssi, ...
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IRC server is being stored data in DB such as mysql or psql [closed]

I need a IRC server with the following features: Can be store chatted data in a db such as mariadb or psql Can be limit per user (rw,ro) Be Freesoftware Please suggest me.
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Log last N lines with irssi in real time [duplicate]

I am very new to irssi (and IRC in general), and I have the need to log only the last N number of lines from irssi to a text file, but I can't find any information on how to do something like that - ...
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connecting to IRC and log all conversations

I would like to setup a tool on my server that automatically connects to a certain irc channel and logs all conversations. Also this tool should welcome a certain user with a certain pre-defined ...
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OSD notification for Irssi

I want to get a notification each time I get a /query message or get highlighted in a channel. this notification should be in the form of bubble OSD (on screen Display). If OSD isn't possible for ...
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Make account stay connected with ZNC

Is there a way to make my irc account stay connected when I've disconnected from ZNC? The buffer feature in ZNC works perfectly, however I would like people to be able to query me, while my client is ...
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In irssi, how do I display previous chats of current chan, or current user if in bitblee?

When I reopen irssi, I'd like to display - easily and from inside irssi - previous conversations of a chan, or a query window with specific user (mostly for private conversation in bitlbee). I can ...
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Why BitchX is called BitchX?

I'm curious to know the reason for the name of BitchX. I searched on internet for etymology but it was a fail.
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irc: message notification when away (xchat)

We are using IRC in my office for internal communication. It is very impractical to disconnect/reconnect every time I leave/return to my office. Therefore I leave my irc client (xchat) running all the ...
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IRC user configuration for irssi/ircd-hybrid on Debian

Running programs as root is dangerous, What's the best way to create a new low privileged user for Irssi and ircd-hybird on Debian?
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How to setup weechat to connect with facebook google talk and skype?

I'm looking for solution to tight all my communication channels I'm currently using: FB, GTalk and Skype into the terminal based chat client like weechat. It looks like FB and GTalk use XMPP, but it'...
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WeeChat decryption fails while reading from data socket

I'm using WeeChat for quite a while on different machines now. All instances are using the same settings over and over again. When I connect, everything is fine, like this output from WeeChat, just ...
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locating somebody on IRC servers over the Internet

Is there a way to locate somebody by his nick or IP address on the internet's IRC servers? I guess the protocol doesn't seem to support it! Still... can it be done? like crawling the web for IRC ...
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Chat client with a web interface

I'm trying to set up a chat client on my Ubuntu server that I'll be able to access via a browser with my other local computers. Specifically, it would need to support XMPP and IRC. My first thoughts ...
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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. I could do "/hilight -mask every_single_nick" but that's not ...
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Become operator on all channels ircd-hybrid

I have a problem with my ircd-hybrid server. I can only make myself operator in the status tab but not when I join channels. There is my operator tag in ircd.conf: operator { /* name: the name ...
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Truncating log from first line

I am making a simple IRC bot in bash and I want prevent its log from growing to infinity. For example it could be shortened always when reaching set number of lines. How can I do that easily? For ...
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How do I launch Pidgin when I click on an irc:// link?

Is there a way that when you click an IRC url (such as irc://##linux) that it will open Pidgin? I believe it has something to do with gconf-editor, but I do not know the terminal command to start an ...
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Non-distro specific, linux tweaking, hacking and learning support IRC

Distro-specific support channels are good only if you run their clean stable versions out of the box and basically don't install anything other than what you get out of the box. But what about those ...
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IM client which can turn off notification in a specific conversation window?

So, the problem is that some chat buddies send chat lines a lot or too often. A typical example: Chad McChaddy: Hi mate Me: Hi Chad: Could you take a look at problem XYZ? ABC is not working. Me: K, ...
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Suggestions for IRC Server

I am planning to setup an IRC server for our internal communication needs. Which of the IRC servers do you guys suggest? Things I am looking for: Should not be very complex to setup Should allow ...
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How can you change ident, which shows up as ident@hostname.com on ircll?

I know the nickname and the real name field can be changed with environment variables such as IRCNICK and IRCNAME. However, the documentation does not tell you how the ident is changed. (The ident is ...
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How to autofocus already joined channels in irssi with /join?

I've got a bunch of windows (>80) in irssi. Quite often I quickly want to switch the active window to #channelX, without knowing which window number it has. Cycling through all of them is useless too ...
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setting up an IRC server on freebsd

ssh port forward to access my home machine from anywhere In continuation to what I've been trying to do, I want to setup an IRC chat server on my freebsd box at home so friends can join that server ...
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How to protect my anonymity and authenticity in Irc?

I use irssi for playing multiplayer/programming game with random people. Some people take the game a bit too seriously so I want to protect my identity in it. I do not want that someone misuses my ...
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How can I get weechat to signal gnome-terminal on a highlight?

When using a terminal based client like weechat, weechat does not signal the terminal letting the user know that they have been highlighted. How can this be done? I would like my terminal to blink ...
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Suggestions for a command line IRC client that supports downloads?

It's been awhile since I've used IRC and the last time I did was on a windows system with mIRC. I'm interested in finding a command line client that supports downloads and some degree of automation ...
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How do you highlight ops' messages in Irssi?

I'm watching a large IRC channel with a lot of noise and precious few ops. How can I have all messages from ops highlighted?
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