HOW-TO: Join #hackerthreads on IRC !

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HOW-TO: Join #hackerthreads on IRC !

Postby Aiden » Sat Jan 10, 2009 3:39 pm

NoUse's guide was kinda outdated and I was unable to send people to it to get XChat up and running whilst I persuaded them IRC was their future. Therefore, I remade it with the new version of XChat - and lots of pictures.

What is IRC
Wikipedia says:
Internet Relay Chat (IRC) is a form of real-time Internet chat or synchronous conferencing. It is mainly designed for group communication in discussion forums called channels, but also allows one-to-one communication via private message, as well as chat and data transfers via Direct Client-to-Client.
Which, in this case, means basically, "A small chatroom revolving around a small niche. In the case of #hackerthreads, that niche is computers, security, programming, geek stuff, girls, and drinking." It also means if you've never been on IRC before, now is the best time to do so!

Lets get Started
First, download XChat from http://www.xchat.org/.
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When it's done, start it up. You'll be presented with the XChat network list. It comes preconfigured with a lot of popular IRC networks like Freenode and Efnet, but we'll want to add our own (TDDIRC) to it. So, click Add.
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It'll make a new entry in the list. Name it TDDIRC and press enter.
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Now click on TDDIRC and press Edit. We need to tell XChat the server location and whatnot.
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Type in irc.tddirc.net/6667 for the server and press enter. If you don't press enter to confirm it, sometimes it reverts back to the default one you're changing it from.
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Now check the "Connect to this network on startup" box and type in #hackerthreads for the channel to join. Finish by clicking close.
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Now that your settings are correct, press Connect.
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Congratulations, you're now an official IRCer. :D
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Re: Get on IRC [New XChat]

Postby Trice » Wed Jan 14, 2009 1:16 am

Nice, simple and to the point :P

IRC is basically.. past, present and future. no changing that is there?!
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Re: Get on IRC [New XChat]

Postby NoUse » Wed Jan 14, 2009 5:49 pm

Good guide. Not better than mine of course. but good none the less. 8)

[edit] Moved to newbie forum and stickied.
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Re: Get on IRC [New XChat]

Postby ramiia » Wed Jan 21, 2009 12:50 pm

i want the good 'ol link from the forum to go directly into the chat area using cgi can you relink or post the link here?
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Re: Get on IRC [New XChat]

Postby edsfunsite » Fri Jan 23, 2009 1:31 pm

Why the hell would you use XChat on windows, when theres the far superior mIRC??
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Re: Get on IRC [New XChat]

Postby NoUse » Fri Jan 23, 2009 2:52 pm

Why the hell would you use XChat on windows, when theres the far superior mIRC??
Why not? It's sleek, simple, easy to use, and it works.
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Re: Get on IRC [New XChat]

Postby edsfunsite » Fri Jan 23, 2009 9:01 pm

Why the hell would you use XChat on windows, when theres the far superior mIRC??
Why not? It's sleek, simple, easy to use, and it works.
So is mIRC. And mIRC has super-awesome scripting capabilities. To do anything like that with XChat, you've got to install and learn Python, or whatever other languages they support. Lame.
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Re: Get on IRC [New XChat]

Postby NoUse » Fri Jan 23, 2009 11:20 pm

Why the hell would you use XChat on windows, when theres the far superior mIRC??
Why not? It's sleek, simple, easy to use, and it works.
So is mIRC. And mIRC has super-awesome scripting capabilities. To do anything like that with XChat, you've got to install and learn Python, or whatever other languages they support. Lame.
It's a noob guide.. Noobs aren't going to be writing scripts. But I get your point.
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Re: Get on IRC [New XChat]

Postby Aiden » Tue Jan 27, 2009 11:28 am

or whatever other languages they support. Lame.
/exec -o echo XChat supports the following languages: *
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Re: Get on IRC [New XChat]

Postby edsfunsite » Wed Jan 28, 2009 1:52 am

or whatever other languages they support. Lame.
/exec -o echo XChat supports the following languages: *
Which requires finding and installing the proper parser for it, taking up more space on your hard drive.

I dunno, I just tried using it and getting it to do the same things that I can make mIRC do, and I couldn't get it. It's not as easy.
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Re: Get on IRC [New XChat]

Postby Aiden » Wed Jan 28, 2009 9:18 pm

or whatever other languages they support. Lame.
/exec -o echo XChat supports the following languages: *
Which requires finding and installing the proper parser for it, taking up more space on your hard drive.

I dunno, I just tried using it and getting it to do the same things that I can make mIRC do, and I couldn't get it. It's not as easy.
I already have perl pre-installed on any linux machine I use XChat on - which doesn't take up any space at all, so no worries about that. And when I'm on windows I just use batch scripts, which come with every installation of Windows.

I'm not going to argue with you, however. My preference: I like it. I find mIRC annoying and hard to use, but that's probably because I never took the time needed to learn it inside out - like I did XChat. ;)
installing the proper parser for it
Also, wat.
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Re: Get on IRC [New XChat]

Postby Nullset » Mon Feb 02, 2009 11:53 am

Get leafchat :)
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Re: Get on IRC [New XChat]

Postby kouji » Wed May 13, 2009 5:55 am

why i can't connect ?? it happened to me on mIRC also why ?

not only in this server but another servers when i tried to connect it show's this

Looking up irc.tddirc.net
* Connecting to irc.tddirc.net (212.159.18.208) port 6667...
* Connection failed. Error: Connection refused
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Re: Get on IRC [New XChat]

Postby IceDane » Wed May 13, 2009 8:05 am

why i can't connect ?? it happened to me on mIRC also why ?

not only in this server but another servers when i tried to connect it show's this

Looking up irc.tddirc.net
* Connecting to irc.tddirc.net (212.159.18.208) port 6667...
* Connection failed. Error: Connection refused
Try using irc.hackerthreads.org instead.
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Re: HOW-TO: Join #hackerthreads on IRC !

Postby auzi » Sat May 08, 2010 11:44 am

hai gaise i joined this irc thing and suddenly everyone started this ping timeout thing
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18:01 -!- nanobot [nanobot@TDDIRC-28BC8978.sh3lls.net] has quit [Ping timeout] 18:01 -!- Netsplit hub.tddirc.net <-> tlmp.uk.tddirc.net quits: +Rickeh, +Artic-VenomX, +daPig 18:01 -!- oriana [oriana@TDDIRC-4901B4BF.ruquz.net] has quit [Ping timeout] 18:01 -!- antiroach [antiroach@TDDIRC-B302EF68.uilenstede.casema.nl] has quit [Ping timeout] 18:01 -!- rundata [rundata@36F36DAE.7B6FF9AD.9CD644EC.IP] has quit [Ping timeout] 18:01 -!- melkor [melkor@TDDIRC-4901B4BF.ruquz.net] has quit [Ping timeout] 18:01 -!- pozican [pozican@asshat.net] has quit [Ping timeout] 18:01 -!- fsck [nou@TDDIRC-90B4C538.dhcp.leds.al.charter.com] has quit [Ping timeout]
i don't know how to do it i guess that makes me uncool but sry. I have been talking in the channel for the past hour but i get "general error not connected do server". who is this general and why isn't he connected to a server?

olso, hoo drosopth. noos totorool. ot's loko, roolly hord to irc.
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Re: HOW-TO: Join #hackerthreads on IRC !

Postby Mr-GrayHat » Thu Jul 26, 2012 6:05 pm

Good guide keep up the good work :mrgreen:
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Re: HOW-TO: Join #hackerthreads on IRC !

Postby ramiia » Mon Dec 10, 2012 7:16 am

who banned me?! :evil:
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Re: HOW-TO: Join #hackerthreads on IRC !

Postby Cool_Fire » Mon Dec 10, 2012 11:42 am

who banned me?! :evil:
Looks like someone accidentally banned the entire webchat rather than a single user.
If we're breaking the rules, then how come you can't catch us? You can't find us? I know why. Cause, it's ... MAGIC!
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Re: HOW-TO: Join #hackerthreads on IRC !

Postby Intheshadows » Wed Sep 09, 2015 10:45 pm

Looks cool. I remember IRC back in the day for Counter Strike. I might have to hop on and check it out.
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Re: HOW-TO: Join #hackerthreads on IRC !

Postby MichaelW » Sat Nov 26, 2016 6:39 am

I use HexChat (a fork of xchat ) because it's a more updated (secure) than xchat.
I'm surprised that people are still using xchat!
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