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== Clients ==
 
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Both irssi and weechat are installed on [[fez]] and [[torchwood]]. There's also Shout Web irc [http://shout.tardis.ed.ac.uk http://shout.tardis.ed.ac.uk]
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== Other Clients ==
 
There are a range of IRC clients most of which take some getting used to - here are some recommendations:
 
There are a range of IRC clients most of which take some getting used to - here are some recommendations:
 
=== Cross Platform ===
 
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* XChat ([http://www.xchat.org/download/]) - Windows version isn't free but a nice GUI linux chat client.
 
* XChat ([http://www.xchat.org/download/]) - Windows version isn't free but a nice GUI linux chat client.
 
* irssi ([http://irssi.org/download]) - Console based IRC client, clean and highly configurable.
 
* irssi ([http://irssi.org/download]) - Console based IRC client, clean and highly configurable.
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* weechat
 
=== Web-based ===
 
=== Web-based ===
 
* mibbit ([http://www.mibbit.com/chat/]) - Browser based chat client, try to use a real client where possible.
 
* mibbit ([http://www.mibbit.com/chat/]) - Browser based chat client, try to use a real client where possible.

Revision as of 18:19, 2 December 2015

Note: If you already have a Tardis account this tutorial explains the best method to connect to Tardis IRC.

IRC is an online chat protocol which Tardis uses for day-to-day communication.

Connection Information

Server: irc.imaginarynet.uk Port: 6667 Channel: #tardis

Clients

Both irssi and weechat are installed on fez and torchwood. There's also Shout Web irc http://shout.tardis.ed.ac.uk


Other Clients

There are a range of IRC clients most of which take some getting used to - here are some recommendations:

Cross Platform

  • Pidgin ([1]) - Does just about everything chat-wise.

Windows

  • mIRC ([2]) - The most popular IRC client (free but you get messages on startup asking you to pay)

Linux

  • XChat ([3]) - Windows version isn't free but a nice GUI linux chat client.
  • irssi ([4]) - Console based IRC client, clean and highly configurable.
  • weechat

Web-based

  • mibbit ([5]) - Browser based chat client, try to use a real client where possible.