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    How do I set up an IRC account?

    I have never had the requirement to set up an IRC account before. I do have XCHAT installed but seem to be doing something wrong. I get this response when I try to join: "You need to identify via SASL to use this server." I am trying to use FreeNode. Am I on the wrong server? What is the SASL? How do I identify via the SASL? Is there a step by step guide to what I thought when I started this would be very easy.
    Last edited by Rex Bouwense; May 10th, 2013 at 08:51 PM.
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    Re: How do I set up an IRC account?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rex Bouwense View Post
    I have never had the requirement to set up an IRC account before. I do have XCHAT installed but seem to be doing something wrong. I get this response when I try to join: "You need to identify via SASL to use this server." I am trying to use FreeNode. Am I on the wrong server? What is the SASL? How do I identify via the SASL? Is there a step by step guide to what I thought when I started this would be very easy.
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/XChatHowto

    if you want to use SASL http://freenode.net/sasl/sasl-xchat.shtml

    SASL is for a "secure" connection and authentication over IRC, bit like SSL over HTTP
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    Re: How do I set up an IRC account?

    Hi Rex Bouwense.

    You don't need an account to chat in freenode. You choose a nickname, go there, join a channel and chat.

    Here's a simple guide to get you started.

    You can, of course, register so you can reserve your nickname for future chats. Here is how.

    Hope it helps. Let us know how it goes.
    Regards.

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    Re: How do I set up an IRC account?

    Thanks haqking and papipe. I must be doing something wrong because I cannot get on to FreeNode or Ubuntu Servers. I can however get on to other servers. I do have a rather weak server here so I will try at the local library tomorrow. I am not sure why I cannot get on the servers that I want. It is probably something simple and stupid. I will update later.
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    Re: How do I set up an IRC account?

    If you are looking for interactive support, or/and need to get there ASAP, there another alternative: web in-browser-client. Here's a simple guide.

    Regards.

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    Re: How do I set up an IRC account?

    Quote Originally Posted by papibe View Post
    If you are looking for interactive support, or/and need to get there ASAP, there another alternative: web in-browser-client. Here's a simple guide.

    Regards.
    Wow that was easy and quick. Worked like a charm Thanks guys. I am still working on using XChat but at least I can get on now.

    Oops, I guess the solved option has still not been added to the thread tools.
    Last edited by Rex Bouwense; May 10th, 2013 at 04:23 PM. Reason: Mark as solved
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    Re: How do I set up an IRC account?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rex Bouwense View Post
    Oops, I guess the solved option has still not been added to the thread tools.
    Yes. Not there yet, but there's a new way

    Regards.

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    Re: How do I set up an IRC account?

    Thanks papibe. Got it done. That wasn't so hard.
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