OXID IRC Channel
You will find the OXID IRC Channel #oxid-dev-general in euIRC IRC network. IRC is the abbrevation for Internet Relay Chat, a distributed chat system which exists since 1988. You have to use a special IRC client in order to join an IRC channel.
Which client should I use?
Though IRC is a popular and established Protocol, a whole bunch of clients exist for various Operating Systems. Here, a small list ordered by operating system:
- mIRC (most popular on windows, shareware)
- Miranda IM (multi-messenger with IRC functionality)
- Trillian Astra (multi-messenger with IRC functionality)
Linux / UNIX
- Xchat (common, builds also available for Windows)
- irsii (console-based client, also available for Windows and others)
How do I connect?
Most clients should provide server lists, in those lists pick the euIRC Servers. It's regardless which server you use, the network is the main thing you have to get right. The nick you use is also regardless, but it has to be available (e.g. not registered).
You can register a nick if you don't want to get the nick taken by someone else. A registered nick is also required to get special channel privilegues.
You join the OXID Channel by typing this:
You change your Nick by typing this:
It's usual to change your nickname to something like "mynickname|away" if you are not on your computer.
You register your current Nick by typing this:
/nickserv register yourpassword youremailadress
You "log in" with your nick by taking the nick with "/nick" command and then identify with:
/nickserv identify yourpassword
If you get logged out by connection timeout or a crash, a "ghost" of your old nick can prevent that you identify yourself.
To remove the ghost type this:
/nickserv ghost yournickname yourpassword
Further information about euIRC and its options you find here: