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Join us at our IRC channel.
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Join us at our IRC channels (main channels are the ones with [http://www.mirc.com/mirclink.html chat links]). <br />
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'''IRC Server''': irc.freenode.net <br />
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'''Help & Support IRC Channel''': [irc://irc.freenode.net/uniserver #uniserver] or #uniformserver <br />
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'''Development IRC Channel''': [irc://irc.freenode.net/unidev #unidev] or #unibeta
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<!--
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<br />
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'''Attention <u>Beta Testers</u>:'''
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# ''You should register with Freenode and UniIRCBot, so that we can get an auto voice in the Beta IRC Channel.''
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# ''When registering with UniIRCBot, please make sure to use your Forum Username so we can identify you.''
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# ''When registering with Freenode, please set your IRC Nickname in the My Control Center of the Forum so we can link you with it.''
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-->
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__TOC__
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=== On IRC ===
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==== What is IRC? ====
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According to [[wikipedia:Internet_Relay_Chat|Wikipedia]], IRC is a form of instant communication (instant messaging) over the Internet. It is mainly designed for group (many-to-many) communication (unlike most of the other instant messaging services which only allow one-to-one communication) in discussion forums called channels, but also allows one-to-one communication.
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==== What do we use IRC for? ====
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Our "Help & Support" IRC Channel is mainly used for providing real time support, which is almost impossible with the forum (in other words, if you need a problem solved quickly (which is what most people want), you should be asking on the IRC channel and '''not''' the forum).
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On the other hand, our "Development" IRC Channel is used for discussing the development of Uniform Server (which explains why it is only full when we have our LiveSession).
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=== Connecting to IRC ===
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==== Choosing an IRC Client ====
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You will need an IRC client like:
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* [http://www.mirc.com/ mIRC] (Win32 only, now with Unicode in v6.17)
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* [http://www.xchat.org/ XChat] (Multiplatform, the [http://www.xchat.org/windows/ official Win32 build] is no longer free, however [http://www.silverex.info/ SilvereX's] and [http://www.zerostress.org/dls/ Zerostress's] builds still are)
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* [http://www.hacksrus.com/~ginda/chatzilla/ ChatZilla] (for those who have Firefox or Mozilla or Netscape)
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* [http://members.chello.se/matrix/ Miranda IRC Plugin] (for those who love Miranda IM)
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* [http://bersirc.free2code.net/ Bersirc] (Multiplatform again, last release was in 2005)
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* [http://www.hydrairc.com/ HydraIRC] (Win32 only)
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* [http://www.klient.com/ Klient] (Win32 only, shareware)
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* [http://irssi.org/ irssi] (for those who prefer the command line, Win32 version now available)
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* [http://www.mibbit.com/ Mibbit] (AJAX IRC Client)
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<!-- Well, those are the 4 main IRC clients we have seen on our channel :) -->
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You can find more IRC clients [http://www.ircreviews.org/clients/ here].
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<!-- For a web based IRC client, [http://forum.uniformserver.com/index.php?act=chat click here] -->
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==== Registering with Freenode (the IRC Server which our IRC Channels are on) ====
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We recommend that you register your nickname with Freenode, this makes sure that you'll be able to use the same nickname every time you connect. This also makes it easier for us to know who you are.
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First, check if your nickname is already registered by someone else:
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<pre><nowiki>
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/ns info <nickname>
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</nowiki></pre>
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But you can also use:
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<pre><nowiki>
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/msg NickServ info <nickname>
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</nowiki></pre>
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If you get a notice saying: <pre>The nickname [<nickname>] is not registered</pre> Then you may proceed with the next step to register your nickname. If you get anything else but that notice, then the nickname you're currently trying to register is already taken by someone else. You may still use that nickname, if you're only staying for a while; but if you want to register a nickname you must find a new nickname and repeat the steps above until you find one that isn't registered, then you may proceed to the step below.
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<!-- /* I'm undecided about posting such a complicated piece of instruction here */ -->
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<!-- ''Note: If you still want that nickname that is already registered by someone else, look at the info notice again, find the line which gives you the <u>Last Seen</u> information. You will be able to see it if the current owner of the nickname you want has not chosen to hide it. According to [http://freenode.net/faq.shtml#nicksetup Freenode's FAQ], if the <u>Last Seen</u> time is at least 60 days, you may ask a [http://freenode.net/faq.shtml#helpfromstaff Freenode staff] to drop it for you so you can register it.'' -->
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Registering your nickname with Freenode is easy and simple. We recommend (for safety reasons):
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<pre><nowiki>
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/ns register <password>
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</nowiki></pre>
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But you can also use:
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<pre><nowiki>
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/msg NickServ register <password>
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</nowiki></pre>
  
'''IRC Server''': irc.freenode.net
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To identify yourself on your next login to the IRC Server, we recommend (for safety reasons):
<br />
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<pre><nowiki>
'''IRC Channel''': #uniserver
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/ns identify <password>
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</nowiki></pre>
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But you can also use:
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<pre><nowiki>
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/msg NickServ identify <password>
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</nowiki></pre>
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If you need any further assistance on registering your nickname, you can always ask us in our IRC Channel.
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<!--
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==== Registering with UniIRCBot ====
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Our channel's IRC bot is called UniIRCBot. You are encouraged to register with it (also remember to identify to it when you join, if it doesn't recognize you by your hostmask). Please note that the Bot does not have 24/7 uptime, and may be down sometimes.
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Here are the commands:
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To Register:
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<pre><nowiki>
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/msg UniIRCBot register <name> <password>
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</nowiki></pre>
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To Identify:
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<pre><nowiki>
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/msg UniIRCBot identify <name> <password>
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</nowiki></pre>
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'''Note:''' ''The two commands above must always be used in private (which means that you must type the exact command listed above (well, just replace <name> with your nickname and <password> with your password) with the /msg)''
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I'll let the bot do the rest of the explaining:
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<pre>
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(MrX) @help register
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(UniIRCBot) MrX: (register <name> <password>) -- Registers <name>
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with the given password <password> and the current hostmask of the
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person registering. You shouldn't register twice; if you're not
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recognized as a user but you've already registered, use the addhostmask
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command to add another hostmask to your already-registered user, or use
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the identify command to identify just for a session. This (1 more
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message)
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(MrX) @more
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(UniIRCBot) MrX: command (and all other commands that include a
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password) must be sent to the bot privately, not in a channel.
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</pre>
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<pre>
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(MrX) @help identify
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(UniIRCBot) MrX: (identify <name> <password>) -- Identifies the
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user as <name>. This command (and all other commands that include a
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password) must be sent to the bot privately, not in a channel.
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</pre>
  
You need a client like [http://www.mirc.com mIRC] or xChat.
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After registration, you'll be able to use commands like @Note and others..
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-->
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=== Our Channel Rules ===
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# <u>Cursing</u> <br /> You are free to do whatever you want, but please keep the cursing to a minimum or you will be kicked!
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<!-- # <u>Bot Tampering</u> <br /> Do not mess with the bot or you will be kicked! -->
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# <u>Bot Running</u> <br /> Do not run any kind of bots in this channel without permission from a op or a manager!
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# <u>Stupid Questions</u> <br /> Please do not ask stupid questions that are bound to annoy others (for example, don't ask if you can ask a question)
  
For an online based IRC client, [http://forum.uniformserver.com/index.php?act=chat click here]
 
  
By the way, '''remember''' to say "hi"..
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[[Category: Development]]
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[[Category: Support]]

Latest revision as of 16:32, 21 June 2013

Join us at our IRC channels (main channels are the ones with chat links).
IRC Server: irc.freenode.net
Help & Support IRC Channel: #uniserver or #uniformserver
Development IRC Channel: #unidev or #unibeta

On IRC

What is IRC?

According to Wikipedia, IRC is a form of instant communication (instant messaging) over the Internet. It is mainly designed for group (many-to-many) communication (unlike most of the other instant messaging services which only allow one-to-one communication) in discussion forums called channels, but also allows one-to-one communication.

What do we use IRC for?

Our "Help & Support" IRC Channel is mainly used for providing real time support, which is almost impossible with the forum (in other words, if you need a problem solved quickly (which is what most people want), you should be asking on the IRC channel and not the forum).

On the other hand, our "Development" IRC Channel is used for discussing the development of Uniform Server (which explains why it is only full when we have our LiveSession).


Connecting to IRC

Choosing an IRC Client

You will need an IRC client like:

You can find more IRC clients here.


Registering with Freenode (the IRC Server which our IRC Channels are on)

We recommend that you register your nickname with Freenode, this makes sure that you'll be able to use the same nickname every time you connect. This also makes it easier for us to know who you are.

First, check if your nickname is already registered by someone else:

/ns info <nickname>

But you can also use:

/msg NickServ info <nickname>

If you get a notice saying:

The nickname [<nickname>] is not registered

Then you may proceed with the next step to register your nickname. If you get anything else but that notice, then the nickname you're currently trying to register is already taken by someone else. You may still use that nickname, if you're only staying for a while; but if you want to register a nickname you must find a new nickname and repeat the steps above until you find one that isn't registered, then you may proceed to the step below.


Registering your nickname with Freenode is easy and simple. We recommend (for safety reasons):

/ns register <password>

But you can also use:

/msg NickServ register <password>

To identify yourself on your next login to the IRC Server, we recommend (for safety reasons):

/ns identify <password>

But you can also use:

/msg NickServ identify <password>

If you need any further assistance on registering your nickname, you can always ask us in our IRC Channel.


Our Channel Rules

  1. Cursing
    You are free to do whatever you want, but please keep the cursing to a minimum or you will be kicked!
  2. Bot Running
    Do not run any kind of bots in this channel without permission from a op or a manager!
  3. Stupid Questions
    Please do not ask stupid questions that are bound to annoy others (for example, don't ask if you can ask a question)