View Full Version : IRC users read this please

January 24th, 2007, 09:14 PM
If you use irc then you may want to look at this page https://help.ubuntu.com/community/FixDCCExploit. If you make the changes that it suggests then it could save you some trouble in the long run.

February 7th, 2007, 04:18 PM
Here is another link that discusses the issue of DCC attacks. https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuWeeklyNewsletter/Issue27. It is toward the bottom of the page.

February 12th, 2007, 04:14 PM
IRC is short for Internet Relay Chat. If you have never used IRC before then I would recommend starting with Xchat. Xchat has a nice easy to use grpahical interface.

Here are some links that will help you get started.


Please be sure to change the default port from 6667 to 8001. See the previous posts for more information on this.

February 23rd, 2007, 02:56 AM
I seem to be having trouble connecting to the freenode.net

IRC Server: freenode.net
Ports: 8001

Any suggestions?

February 23rd, 2007, 03:29 AM
Not sure if it will help you or not (I don't know the port number), but try changing the server to irc.freenode.net.

February 23rd, 2007, 05:07 AM
Yep that was the key, thanx.

April 19th, 2007, 04:05 AM
Thanks for the heads up, etank. Although i hadn't had it happen yet, im sure it was in my near destiny.