[Herts] IRC

Cliff Deamer cliff.g3ndc at btinternet.com
Mon Jul 2 09:53:26 BST 2007

Hi David and thanks,
I tried your suggestions and the one that seems to work for me is
irc.mzima.net, the others tell me the channel is full.
I saw some Nick's I recognise so must be in the right place.

On Sun, 2007-07-01 at 21:05 +0100, David Precious wrote:
> Hi Cliff,
> Cliff Deamer wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I need a helping hand (again!)
> > I was trying to access the IRC channel discussed in David P's mail but
> > without success, here is what I am doing.
> > I go to http://ircatwork.com
> > Enter nickname
> > Server is irc.techwarelabs.com
> > and channel  #hertslug
> > Login
> > This opens the channel but obviously not the one other members of the
> > group are using.
> > What am I doing wrong?
> You're connecting to the wrong network. There's several IRC networks, 
> you need to connect to one of the many EFnet servers.  You can find a 
> list at:
> http://www.efnet.org/?module=servers
> My normal recommendations are efnet.demon.co.uk, irc.choopa.net, 
> irc.prison.net, irc.mzima.net, irc2.choopa.net, irc.blessed.net.
> So, using that ircatwork.com link, you'll need to change the server from 
> the default to one of the EFnet servers.
> I found out that EFnet have their own CGI::IRC instance at 
> http://chat.efnet.org/ which you could use, but they don't seem to allow 
> you to choose a server, which is pretty stupid (the one it picked by 
> default wasn't allowing any more connections as it's full).
> If you start getting in to IRC, you'll probably start finding web-based 
> IRC a pain, and want a real client.  My preference is XChat 
> (www.xchat.org), but there's plenty of others - KDE's Konversation is 
> used by at least one of our group, and even Gaim (or Pidgin, as it's now 
> called) has basic IRC support.
> If you'd prefer to do it from a console, there's irssi (my preferred 
> console client), BitchX, ircII and others.
> Cheers
> Dave P

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