Monday, 18 April 2016

A Day with IRC

IRC is mainly designed for group communication in discussion forums,called channels, it also allows one to one communication via private messages as well as chat. IRC is based on a client-server model. All you have to do is to run a client program on your computer which connects you to a server on the Internet. These servers link to many other servers to make up an IRC network,which transport messages from one user to another. For this only you need an Internet Service Provider to get you connected to the Internet and an IRC Client program.

After setting up with the provider and a client, you can choose a nickname of your choice and then connect different IRC networks. After going through the basic of IRC, I started with IRC and went through few commands and choosed a nickname (pyadav) for me. Then I joined few channels of my interest like dgplug, fedora-cloud, fedora-python etc.

You can find the channel of your interest with the /LIST command. After  finding the channel you can join it by using JOIN command as:   /JOIN #channelname - This changes your current channel to the specified channel and if the channel does not exist already, it will be created and you will be incharge of new channel.  To leave a channel you can use /LEAVE command. Private conversation can be done by /MSG command as  /MSG nickname <message>


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