From Wikipedia: Internet Relay Chat (IRC) is a protocol for live interactive Internet text messaging (chat) or synchronous conferencing. It is mainly designed for group communication in discussion forums, called channels, but also allows one-to-one communication via private message.
Alternate explanation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2rGTXHvPCQ
TEST's primary chat system is Jabber, IRC is mostly around so that we have a fallback should ejabberd decide to once again die in the middle of a StratOp. A couple of features don't work as well on IRC as they do on Jabber, with announcements being the most important one.
IRC IS NOT REPLACING JABBER!
TEST's IRC network requires you to have an active Auth account and an EVE Online account with a character in a corporation or alliance that has been enabled for IRC access.
To create an IRC account: # Login to your Auth account. # Chose Add Service. # Select IRC from the list. # Enter the password you want to use to login. # Click Create Account.
Please note that your nickname for IRC - while connecting - has to be exactly like it is being displayed in Auth, otherwise the servers can't authenticate you.
You will have to configure your IRC client so that it knows how to connect to our servers:
# server name: irc.pleaseignore.com
6667 or 6697 (both ssl enforced)
your primary character's name without spaces and special characters, all lower case
# password: the password you've configured for this service account in Auth
At the moment you will only be able to connect to IRC once, we are still looking into allowing multiple connections.
After successfully authenticating you will have to register with NickServ: # /msg NickServ register <password> <email>
# /join #general
* Join the channel and register it with ChanServ:
/msg ChanServ register #shortbus
* Register a group with the same name with GroupServ:
/msg GroupServ register !shortbus
* Set the group to private:
/msg GroupServ set !shortbus public off /msg GroupServ set !shortbus open off
* Set flags users get once they join the channel:
/msg GroupServ set !shortbus joinflags +cvi
* Set permissions for the group with ChanServ:
/msg ChanServ flags #shortbus !shortbus +Vit
* Set the channel to private:
/msg ChanServ set #shortbus restricted on /msg ChanServ set #shortbus secure on
* Invite them to the group:
/msg GroupServ invite !shortbus rek42
* They have to accept the invite:
/msg GroupServ join !shortbus