INTERNET RELAY CHAT
What is IRC?
IRC stands for Internet Relay Chat and it is one of the oldest and most established ways of chatting live on the Internet. The DCGLUG has joined the freenode network. You can access this server with any IRC client by connecting to irc.freenode.net and joining #dcglug.
If you don’t have suitable client please use the web interface. And we can help you from there, please enter a meaningful nickname.
As people are generally at work / school during the day time. The best time to catch anyone is Evening between 6:30pm and 10:30pm. We are around during the day but may not respond If you drop in and no one does respond come back it may be people are just busy with other things.
COMMON IRC COMMANDS
/server [server name] Join irc server
/join [#channel] Join a channel
/nick [nick] change nickname
/msg [nick message] send private message
/part [#channel] part a channel
/away mark yourself as away
For these two to work you MUST BE REGISTERED
/msg nickserv identify <password> identify with nickserv (do this in the server tab for security reasons>
/msg nickserv register help – register with nick serv this should bring up the help information
/msg nickserv register <user> <password> <e-mail> – should register but please consult help.
/msg nickserv set password newpasshere – Change password
/msg memoserv send <user> <channel> <message> – send memo to user
/msg memoserv list – list messages
IRC USER LIST
Internet Relay Chat (whos Who)