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Posted: 3/18/2013 7:05:34 PM EDT
I've been using it for a good 15+ years and still find it one of the best ways to communicate on the Internet. Maybe I'm old school but I find it to be simple and effective. I ran across this PDF the other day and thought I would share. This makes IRC cool, right?

http://www.3one5.com/?p=67

Anyone running their own IRC server? I keep one running for friends and family. I find it's a fairly secure way to keep in touch.
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 7:08:37 PM EDT
Originally Posted By 3one5:
I've been using it for a good 15+ years and still find it one of the best ways to communicate on the Internet. Maybe I'm old school but I find it to be simple and effective. I ran across this PDF the other day and thought I would share. This makes IRC cool, right?

http://www.3one5.com/?p=67

Anyone running their own IRC server? I keep one running for friends and family. I find it's a fairly secure way to keep in touch.


Link Posted: 3/18/2013 7:10:15 PM EDT
EFNet for going on 20 yrs.
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 7:10:46 PM EDT
We used to use it overseas for our secure MEDEVAC missions.
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 7:10:57 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/18/2013 7:12:36 PM EDT by 3one5]
Originally Posted By LiquidRisc81:
Originally Posted By 3one5:
I've been using it for a good 15+ years and still find it one of the best ways to communicate on the Internet. Maybe I'm old school but I find it to be simple and effective. I ran across this PDF the other day and thought I would share. This makes IRC cool, right?

http://www.3one5.com/?p=67

Anyone running their own IRC server? I keep one running for friends and family. I find it's a fairly secure way to keep in touch.




It's no secret, it's all over the Internet.

http://publicintelligence.net/tag/tactical-chat/

I highly doubt the servers are publicly accessible. Then again they could be running their own channels on the 2600 servers. If anyone feels this is some sort of threat I'll gladly pull it down.

Or are you picking on the nerds again?
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 7:14:28 PM EDT
IRC's a great technology.
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 7:14:58 PM EDT
Not clicking on whatever that random link in the OP is, but as mentioned above, it is certainly no secret that mIRC is used. A combo of low bandwidth requirements and simple interface makes it perfect. Folks keep coming up with new ideas of chat programs, but everyone ends up defaulting back to mIRC. War would suck without it.
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 7:15:34 PM EDT
IRC FTW!

That's how we found scrims back when I played competitive CS.
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 7:15:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 3one5:
Originally Posted By LiquidRisc81:
Originally Posted By 3one5:
I've been using it for a good 15+ years and still find it one of the best ways to communicate on the Internet. Maybe I'm old school but I find it to be simple and effective. I ran across this PDF the other day and thought I would share. This makes IRC cool, right?

http://www.3one5.com/?p=67

Anyone running their own IRC server? I keep one running for friends and family. I find it's a fairly secure way to keep in touch.




It's no secret, it's all over the Internet.

http://publicintelligence.net/tag/tactical-chat/

I highly doubt the servers are publicly accessible. Then again they could be running their own channels on the 2600 servers. If anyone feels this is some sort of threat I'll gladly pull it down.

Or are you picking on the nerds again?

Not a secret, I dunno what the was for.

IRC is good shit.

What else would they use, fucking AIM?

Link Posted: 3/18/2013 7:16:03 PM EDT

Originally Posted By andrasik:
IRC FTW!

That's how we found scrims back when I played competitive CS.

You too huh?
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 7:16:06 PM EDT
freenode
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 7:18:15 PM EDT
All ground-to-air systems in the AG region use IRC to communicate with one another.
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 7:19:14 PM EDT
I've been using it for 15 years.

I'm 25.

I love it.
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 7:20:57 PM EDT
Originally Posted By FDC:
Not clicking on whatever that random link in the OP is, but as mentioned above, it is certainly no secret that mIRC is used. A combo of low bandwidth requirements and simple interface makes it perfect. Folks keep coming up with new ideas of chat programs, but everyone ends up defaulting back to mIRC. War would suck without it.


It's just a harmless Wordpress installation with little to nothing on it.
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 7:22:16 PM EDT
Not lately but I used to maybe 5 years ago.
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 7:29:19 PM EDT
AR15.com has had an IRC server for years.
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 7:34:22 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Procyon:
AR15.com has had an IRC server for years.


That was entertaining!
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 7:41:39 PM EDT
Originally Posted By 3one5:
Originally Posted By FDC:
Not clicking on whatever that random link in the OP is, but as mentioned above, it is certainly no secret that mIRC is used. A combo of low bandwidth requirements and simple interface makes it perfect. Folks keep coming up with new ideas of chat programs, but everyone ends up defaulting back to mIRC. War would suck without it.


It's just a harmless Wordpress installation with little to nothing on it.


When I was growing up in the 70s, my mom told me not to click on random links.
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 8:12:20 PM EDT
I still keep up with friends I made on EFNET almost 20 years ago, but I don't use it anymore.

Dalnet is a bunch of fags, I remember that much.

Link Posted: 3/18/2013 8:15:10 PM EDT
Forgot all about IRC until just now.

Hacking mIRC was fun, and the pirating that ensued.
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 8:18:27 PM EDT
A lot of people using MIRC would fail to lock it down after they installed it, so it was wide open to DCC SEND innocuously labeled midget porn without them even knowing.
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 8:19:57 PM EDT
Originally Posted By wingnutx:
A lot of people using MIRC would fail to lock it down after they installed it, so it was wide open to DCC SEND innocuously labeled midget porn without them even knowing.


You got something against midget porn?
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 8:27:09 PM EDT
mIRC was a gateway drug for me in my teens. It led to me discovering MUDs....text based mmorpg...god the amount of time wasted there..
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 8:28:53 PM EDT
Originally Posted By FDC:
Originally Posted By 3one5:
Originally Posted By FDC:
Not clicking on whatever that random link in the OP is, but as mentioned above, it is certainly no secret that mIRC is used. A combo of low bandwidth requirements and simple interface makes it perfect. Folks keep coming up with new ideas of chat programs, but everyone ends up defaulting back to mIRC. War would suck without it.


It's just a harmless Wordpress installation with little to nothing on it.


When I was growing up in the 70s, my mom told me not to click on random links.


It's good advice.
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 8:35:53 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/18/2013 8:37:05 PM EDT by mcgredo]
Originally Posted By gonzo_beyondo:
What else would they use, fucking AIM?


XMPP, chat marked up with XML. You can do all sorts of nifty stuff with it, like
plug in automated devices to the chat channel and get an XML-enabled
backbone that can plug into C4I.
Link Posted: 3/18/2013 8:38:06 PM EDT
Originally Posted By jestertoo:
EFNet for going on 20 yrs.


EFnet #guns. 95 users right now. Arfcom chat server #lobby is at 39.
Link Posted: 3/19/2013 7:58:50 AM EDT
Originally Posted By FDC:
Not clicking on whatever that random link in the OP is, but as mentioned above, it is certainly no secret that mIRC is used. A combo of low bandwidth requirements and simple interface makes it perfect. Folks keep coming up with new ideas of chat programs, but everyone ends up defaulting back to mIRC. War would suck without it.


Can't tell if you're serious, but mIRC is silly GUI trout-slapping nonsense, and it is an IRC client, not the protocol itself. Just clarifying.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IrcII - from the 1980s and still much preferred by many, many people. Most would use an enhanced version like EPIC, BitchX or (personally and for nearly 20 years also) ScrollZ.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irssi - newer console client not based on ircII. Not really my cup of tea but arguably more useful / customizable. Apparently you can also use it in Windows?

Strike-through applied above because, well, to each his own. I hesitated even commenting, but could not get past "defaulting back to mIRC".

Have a great day.
Link Posted: 3/19/2013 8:00:23 AM EDT
Have used efnet since its beginning. Though, I don't use it nearly as often as I once did.
Link Posted: 3/19/2013 8:02:18 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/19/2013 8:03:05 AM EDT by Foxxz]
I run 3 IRC servers on the furnet network
Link Posted: 3/19/2013 8:14:18 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/19/2013 8:14:42 AM EDT by wingnutx]

I'm going to nick collide Aimless, get ops, and take over #arfcom


Link Posted: 3/19/2013 8:16:05 AM EDT
Just about every day.
Link Posted: 3/19/2013 8:17:43 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/19/2013 8:18:15 AM EDT by sitdwnandhngon]
I remember using it on dialup to share files.

First you had to find the file, then you had to wait in line for 2 days, then it took another day to the download the stupid movie.

Good times

I still use browser based IRC to chat with friends at work who are stuck behind firewalls.
Link Posted: 3/19/2013 8:17:52 AM EDT
I used it at work until about a year ago when we set up a Lync server.
Link Posted: 3/19/2013 8:18:43 AM EDT
We use it everyday at work for C2
Link Posted: 3/19/2013 8:18:54 AM EDT
Originally Posted By wingnutx:
I used it at work until about a year ago when we set up a Lync server.


ugh, I'm not liking Lync so far.
Link Posted: 3/19/2013 8:45:00 AM EDT

Originally Posted By andrasik:
Originally Posted By wingnutx:
I used it at work until about a year ago when we set up a Lync server.


ugh, I'm not liking Lync so far.

I like it OK. You can do a hell of a lot with it. Sharing desktop is handy.
Link Posted: 3/19/2013 9:09:09 AM EDT
many a days wasted in EFNET #chatzone back in the day.
Link Posted: 3/19/2013 9:11:03 AM EDT

Originally Posted By wingnutx:

I'm going to nick collide Aimless, get ops, and take over #arfcom



I'm going to spoof your host address and impersonate you to then take it back, and put 50 eggdrop bots in place to protect against mass deop.

Link Posted: 3/19/2013 9:12:05 AM EDT
IRC? Oh yes.
Link Posted: 3/19/2013 9:12:25 AM EDT
Ahh IRC, I haven't actually been there in a while. Its good to hear that still going strong. Is it still a wretched hive of scum and villainy?
Link Posted: 3/19/2013 9:21:27 AM EDT
Remember this on mIRC?

N00b1: hey, how do I get ops?
me: hit alt+f4 anybody can have ops
<N00b1 has left the room>
<n00b2 hes left the room>
<noob3 has left the room>
Link Posted: 3/19/2013 9:22:20 AM EDT
IRC is where kids learn how to hack.
Link Posted: 3/19/2013 9:26:37 AM EDT
Oh man... I used to play MUDs in IRC, as well as DL tons of stuff.

Probably havent been on in like ~12 years. I aughta spin it up again and roam around abit in there.
Link Posted: 3/19/2013 9:27:26 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Armed_RN:
mIRC was a gateway drug for me in my teens. It led to me discovering MUDs....text based mmorpg...god the amount of time wasted there..


MUDs were completely awesome wastes of time.
Link Posted: 3/19/2013 9:27:30 AM EDT
It's been years since I've been on..
Link Posted: 3/19/2013 9:30:24 AM EDT
Have been on EFnet since 94ish, still maintain a few channels with my leet 5 eggdrop botnet. =]
Link Posted: 3/19/2013 9:31:20 AM EDT
IRC is legit. I mostly kick it on arfcom chat (already mentioned in the thread) and Furnet.
Link Posted: 3/19/2013 9:39:32 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/19/2013 9:43:13 AM EDT by packingXDs]
I was klined from many of a servers for my mIRC war scripts. Too bad for most of them I had a billion proxies and admin privileges. Aww, the good old days. With a decent google search I think you can still find those scripts. They went far and wide.

ETA:

In our company chat room, after the VPN sent tits up, I got for posting "NETSPLIT!!".
Link Posted: 3/19/2013 9:42:35 AM EDT
I was k-lined from an efnet server for changing my in-addr.arpa address to jarjarbinks.artoo.net, soon after the movie came out.

Not shit, they straight up k-lined me for that.
Link Posted: 3/19/2013 9:43:22 AM EDT

Originally Posted By packingXDs:
I was klined from many of a servers for my mIRC war scripts. Too bad for most of them I had a billion proxies and admin privileges. Aww, the good old days. With a decent google search I think you can still find those scripts. They went far and wide.

ETA:

In our company chat room, after the VPN sent tits up, I got for posting "NETSPLIT!! Ride the wave".

Anybody in IT who doesn't laugh at that, needs to think about a different career. I'd be tempted to fire them.
Link Posted: 3/19/2013 9:45:16 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Subnet:
I was k-lined from an efnet server for changing my in-addr.arpa address to jarjarbinks.artoo.net, soon after the movie came out.

Not shit, they straight up k-lined me for that.

I was klined constantly for my nick being similar to a, then, recently famous band that wasn't all that popular.
Refer to my previous post....
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