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…
jimp Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate last edited by
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…