On 27/05/2021 19.55, Scott Bradnick wrote:
I'm certainly not an IRC pro, I've really
only used it in/on 2 main instances - Twitch (where it still works, *happy face) &
Slack (before they closed the irc side down, *sad face*). I've also setup
glowingbear/shoutirc/thelounge (to connect to my own weechat instance w/ an SSL listener),
which I'm sure my installs are all outdated since I haven't used them in over a
year (maybe 2) as those things have dropped off my radar.
IRC seems like one of those funny "old" technologies that hangs on/around
because while it's not fancy, it continues to work and offer up the main thing it
originated to accomplish - allow people to talk. I won't pretend I've had many
IRC convos over 10+ years on "X" number of IRC servers,
most I ever did
was teammates via Slack (and that's not really the true spirit of IRC) - but I will
say there's NO shortage of information on how to connect, granted I bet 90%+ of them
are for CLI clients.
IMO, the biggest disservice to yourself was starting off with Pidgin (I'm not
anti-Pidgin or anti-GUI by any means) ; especially since the server will walk you through
a few things after your initial un-authenticated connection. Might have been better to use
something like weechat and have
set yourself up via CLI, then switched to GUI once
you grabbed a nick, set a password and verified via email.
Huh, no, I did not start with Pidgin. Pidgin was the final one after
testing them all few years ago :-D
The setting up is done on the pseudo CLI, and then written in the
configuration to ease up the connection next time.
I probably started with Thunderbird.
I guess what I'm saying is I wouldn't
clamour for 'great documentation from start to finish' on a protocol that's
existed for at least a decade and has more guides than you can probably shake a stick at,
because you'll probably have people throwing you links time and again :P - none of
which will be 100% suited for your (or any of us) specific use case.
I think what might have hurt you the most was notions you have around what happened to
you regarding freenode (connectivity) and that you were expecting libera to be the same
way. I still don't really understand how freenode would be scanning your router and
deciding to let you in or not. I could see how technology would/could facilitate that, but
that seems beyond weird. Libera let me connect initially, register 'sbradnick'
worked pretty much how all the documentation I saw today described - even
with Weechat, a secure passphrase and connecting w/ SASL. Even this cloaking thing I
wasn't really aware of until today worked as advertised.
I do see you in irc.libera.chat#opensuse - so it must all be sorted, that's great!
Yes, I got it sorted, and I posted what got me going on another post in
this mail list
Both servers are handled by the same people, so there should be no
Yes, the router issue was curious. I suspect that Libera is not doing it
Cheers / Saludos,
Carlos E. R.
(from 15.2 x86_64 at Telcontar)