Internet Relay Chat (IRC) is an Internet protocol for distributed real-time messaging.

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irc terminology: 'network' vs 'server'

In irc (internet relay chat) documentation I see the terms 'network' and 'server' but not clearly distinguished. Is there a distinction, or do they refer to the same thing? And/or does this ...
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IRC: /whois and other commands not working in channel

I'm a IRC first-timer using irrsi on Ubuntu with the following commands:/connect chat.freenode.net/join #worldchatThe /whois username command doesn't work after I join a channel: it doesn't show ...
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How to disconnect my inactive account from IRC

I left my account connected to IRC on a school computer. I don't know which computer it is. The account connected is the only OP account, so I can't kick it. Is there any way to disconnect it without ...
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adams.freenode.net: *** Notice — TS for #https changed from 1515925182 to 1272500695

In IRC, if I join the irc.freenode.net channel's https room, I will get bellow information.adams.freenode.net: *** Notice -- TS for #https changed from 1515925182 to 1272500695Whats the meaning ...
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how to connect to No Agenda chat on pidgin?

In Linux using pidgin and looking to connect to the No Agenda show IRC room:To listen to the live stream, copy the "Listen" URL into your audioplayer.To chat, open the "Chat" URL in your ...
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Setting up an IRC with I2P

I have an IRC but I would like to use I2P to make it more anonymized. How can I do this? ( Was looking at the documentation but I didn't find my answer there. )
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Is there a way to set the IRC application to send notifications about a conversation when I am offline?

Is there a way to set the IRC application when a conversation doesn't terminate and I am offline to send notifications by email to not miss what happens in my absence ?NB : i use several IRC ...
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Are hyperlinks supported in IRC chat?

Are hyperlinks supported in IRC chat? I've tried using the standard hyperlink formats, but none of them seem to render as expected:Markdown: [Super User](http://superuser.com.xemphimonlines.com/)Wikitext: [https://...
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(IRC) How to register on FreeNode using HexChat when I get disconnected immediately?

I have been trying to get on #httpd on FreeNode. From the instructions here, I understand I am supposed to enter /msg NickServ REGISTER password youremail@example.com using my info instead. I can't ...
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jitsi account “name” or “default identiy” sticks and cannot be removed

how do I change or remove where it shows a "name" above offline to the right of the silhouette of the user and below the files tools help menu?I removed all accounts. I'm only using Jitsi for SIP ...
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Can I use my IP address as a IRC server address?

If I'm making an IRC server of my own, can I use my IP address as the server address? Will other people be able to connect to my server using my IP as the server address?
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Bitlbee and ZNC: is it possible to keep query history on all clients

I have installed bitlbee to emulate all my contacts from various instant messaging services as IRC contacts. In order to keep history, and allow them to message me when I'm not connected to IRC, I ...
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Is it possible to list all nicknames used for a specific IP address on IRC?

Is it possible to list all nicknames used or has been logged in with, for a specific IP address on IRC?
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Hexchat IRC Client over http / https?

Is there a way you can use an IRC Client such as hexchat for ports 80/443 out to connect into freenode for example?I understand that http://webchat.freenode.net/ has a gateway into IRC over port 80 ...
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How to modify/disable cloak on freenode?

I recently discovered that I have a cloak on my freenode account. If I try to disabled it with /msg NickServ VHOST myusername OFF FORCE I get this message: Notice NickServ : You are not authorized ...
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Irssi won't /ignore -except #channel QUITS

In irssi, I prefer to ignore joins, parts, quits globally.However there are a few channels in which I'd like to see even these messages.I followed the instructions on How can I ignore all JOINS, ...
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Searching /list with irssi

I have installed grep.pl in my irssi, and try running /grep foo /list, however I just get the entire output of the /list command.Grep does work fine with other commands, for example /grep foo /window ...
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How to get weechat to stop highlighting my nick in white in chat messages?

I'm using weechat (1.5), and it insists on highlighting mentions of my name in white, which is remarkably hard to see in my "solarized" theme terminals. While I am easily able to configure many of ...
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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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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 formatirc.host.com:port[:password]Then ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Xeric: checking for OpenSSL… configure: error: Cannot find ssl libraries

When trying to run http://superuser.com/config for Xaric, I get the following error: checking for OpenSSL... configure: error: Cannot find ssl librariesHas 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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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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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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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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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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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#torServer: ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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 ...
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Is there a “conventional” method of preventing nickname highlighting

Every once and a while I want to mention someone without bothering them. I usually use nick/name or something similar to convey the name without triggering a notification by their client. Is there a ...
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How to use Freenode's webIRC client?

I'm having trouble using Freenode's webIRC client:I don't use IRC often, but I seem to recall we could actually chat with folks. But the webIRC seems to be missing an input box to type in.I'm ...

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