Setting up IRSSI

IRC SERVERS

IRCnet http://irc.tu-ilmenau.de/all_servers/ http://www.irchelp.org/networks/servers/ircnet.html

Freenode (register nick) https://freenode.net/kb/answer/chat

Online (register nick) https://documentation.online.net/en/dedicated-server/network/dedibox-network

CHECK

nmap -Pn -p 6679,6697 ssl.irc.atw-inter.net
nmap -p 6697 chat.freenode.net
nmap -p 6667 irc.online.net

GET READY

Install Irssi e.g. on Ubuntu,

sudo apt install irssi

Eventually launch/quit Irssi just to backup the default config,

irssi
/quit
cp -pi ~/.irssi/config ~/.irssi/config.dist

Choose a theme e.g.

cd ~/.irssi/
wget http://irssi-import.github.io/themes/agon.theme
wget http://irssi-import.github.io/themes/simpleii.theme
wget http://irssi-import.github.io/themes/simple.theme
wget http://irssi-import.github.io/themes/simplicity.theme

Now launch Irssi and setup a few networks, e.g.,

cd ~/
screen -S chat
irssi

#/set nick NICKNAME
/set real_name REALNAME
/set alternate_nick ALTERNATE_NICKNAME

/set theme agon
/set beep_msg_level
/set beep_msg_level MSGS HILIGHT DCCMSGS NOTICES DCC CTCP

/set autolog on
/set completion_char ,
/set completion_nicks_lowercase on
/set  ctcp_version_reply none of your business

Connect to servers,

/server list 
/server add -auto -network IRCnet ssl.irc.atw-inter.net 6667
/server modify -auto chat.freenode.net
/network add -autosendcmd "/msg nickserv identify PASSWORD_HERE; wait 2000" Freenode

#irc.dedibox.fr
/server add -tls -auto -network Online irc.online.net
#/server modify -tls irc.online.net
#11:57:47 *** Irssi: warning SSL handshake failed: wrong version number
/network add Online

Join channels,

/channel add -auto #CHANNEL IRCnet
/channel add -auto #online Online

Write the configuration,

/save

USAGE

connect to a defined network

/connect NETWORK

check what servers you are currently connected to

/server

clean-up failing connections

/rmreconns

REFERENCES

Help: server https://irssi.org/documentation/help/server/

A Guide to Efficiently Using Irssi and Screen https://quadpoint.org/articles/irssi/

Frequently Asked Questions https://irssi.org/documentation/faq/

Startup HOWTO https://tools.ietf.org/doc/irssi/startup-HOWTO.html

Irssi’s /channel, /network, /server and /connect - What It Means https://pthree.org/2010/02/02/irssis-channel-network-server-and-connect-what-it-means/


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