How to connect to an IRC channel

Posted on November 17, 2018
Tags: howto, irc, bmrr

The Internet Relay Chat (IRC) is a great way for free & easy communication.

Here are 5 steps to get started:

  1. Get an IRC chat program, e.g. XChat

  2. In the program connect to a server by typing a command like

    /server chat.freenode.net
    
  3. Join a channel by typing the command

    /join <channel>
    

    for example

    /join #bmrr
    
  4. Start chatting

  5. To find out more the command

    /help
    

    is there for you. So are these links:

PS: #bmrr is an IRC channel started by our research group. Feel free to join and connect with us.