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* mibbit ([http://www.mibbit.com/chat/]) - Browser based chat client, try to use a real client where possible.
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* KiwiIRC ([https://kiwiirc.com/]) - Pleasant browser-based chat client; however most native clients are more reliable and should be used when possible.
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* mibbit ([http://www.mibbit.com/chat/]) - Another browser-based chat client.

Latest revision as of 13:08, 23 February 2018

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: 6697 (TLS - tick 'use TLS/SSL' in your client)

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

  • KiwiIRC ([5]) - Pleasant browser-based chat client; however most native clients are more reliable and should be used when possible.
  • mibbit ([6]) - Another browser-based chat client.