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~ben true irc irc information

hi teammates!

the irc network is available publicly at (with ssl) as a round robin of available nodes.

to connect directly to our node, you can use the following addresses:

  • localhost port 6667 when at your shell or via ssh port-forwarding
  • port 6697 with ssl

this is the beginning of the irc federation! more info on that site.

here are some options to connect:

  • weechat when logged in with ssh
  • irssi
  • znc - contact ben (via irc or email) to request an account, then log in with your shell password and configure as needed

weechat relays

weechat introduced unix socket relays in version 2.5 which is a much easier way to offer per-user relay access. is configured to proxy to the default unix relay socket location (~/.weechat/relay_socket). to get started using it, follow these steps.

  1. in weechat:

    • /relay add unix.weechat %h/relay_socket
    • /set mysupersecretpassword - don't use this password of course. note that you might already have this set.
  2. at your shell:

    • chmod o+rw ~/.weechat/relay_socket - note that other members of the team group are not included in the granted permissions. this allows nginx to connect to your socket on your behalf. you will need to do this every time you start weechat as the socket doesn't exist until weechat starts up.
  3. in your relay client:

    • glowing-bear:

      • $
      • port 443
      • your relay password
    • weechat-android and lith:

      • connection type: websocket (ssl)
      • websocket path: weechat
      • relay host: $
      • relay port: 443
      • your relay password
    • (if you get "Error: Could not connect using WebSocket", check to be sure ~/ and ~/.weechat have at least o+rx permissions so nginx can reach ~/.weechat/relay_socket)


the system znc authenticates using your shell password (same as with email and nextcloud). reach out to an admin on irc or email

the web interface is available at

client connections are on port 6699 with ssl.

you can add network connections (up to 10) via web or via a direct client connection.

see the znc wiki for more information.


you can connect to irc channels via your xmpp account.

for more info see the xmpp wiki page.

tl;dr, join an irc channel with this room address format:

for more info, see the wiki for info on bots and other specifics.