Using IRC Pidgin - By Alex J. Tanner Impress tutorial is here. In this presentation I am going to cover a couple of things. * What Is IRC? * Different IRC Clients * Common IRC commands * Setting up IRC with Pidgin
What Is IRC? * IRC was created in 1998 by Jarkko Oikarinen * IRC works in a Server/User model * IRC is an open protocal * Unlike something like MSN messenger IRC is not controlled by one group
Servers & Channels IRC works with Channels on Servers. The server is pretty much self explanatory. You can think of the channels as chatrooms.
Example: #linuxbasement on irc.freenode.net Server: irc.freenode.net Channel: #linuxbasement Different IRC Clients
There are IRC clients for almost every Operating System. Here are four clients for linux. * Pidgin, also known as Gaim * Xchat, * Konversation * IRSSI, command line based
Common IRC Commands: * /msg: Allows you to send a private message to another user on an IRC server * Example: /msg eclug * /nick: Change your nick Example: /nick SaschaRed * /me: Write a status post Example: /me is bored
Setting UP IRC with Pidgin Step One: Click Accounts, then Add/Edit
Step Two: Click the Add button
Step Three: 1. Pick a Screen name & Password.Enter irc.freenode.net for the server 2. Press Save
Step Four: 1. Type REGISTER and then your password. 2. Hit Enter
Step Five: 1. Type /join #linuxbasement 2. Hit Enter
Step Six: Click Conversation and then AddStep Seven: 1. Enter an Alias if you like 2. Press Add
Step Eight: Now you have a listing in your buddy list for your IRC chat
EC_LUG -Eau Claire Linux users group is an informal group of Linux and open source software enthusiasts.