OT: IRC Server?
Off-topic, but I would like to join the ##pfsense IRC chat room and am at a loss. I have a Mac and downloaded/installed the Colloquy IRC client software, but it appears I need to login to an IRC server in order to join the chat rooms. Is there a free server I can use, or must I pay for such a service?
I stumbled upon the instructions here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=426168
For what it's worth, my VPN connection to the office prevented the IRC client from connecting properly…
As you've found (since I've seen you on IRC :) ) you just need to point your IRC client to irc.freenode.net in order to connect.
I thought there was an entry somewhere about connecting to freenode, I'll have to look again later and perhaps write up a doc entry about it if there isn't one around already.
Thanks Jim. I have not had a need to use IRC before, so this was a learning process. Two things that got me:
- My VPN connection to the office blocks IRC ports
- I did not know the username/password for IRC was just "made up" information. I thought I had to register it somewhere…