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There are three ways to connect to the network:
- directly by installing a local client like XChat, ChatZilla or irssi
- directly by using the Java client, no installation required
- indirectly via the CGI Web Gateway, with encryption to hide from the PHB :)
Using a local client: (Preferred)
Some client suggestions:
- X-Chat (Unix|win32). multiplatform, GUI, very kick ass. 'nuff said.
- Chatzilla, part of Mozilla. Usable, not as good as X-Chat.
- irssi, very popular. Modular and expandable, if you like X-Chat, this is a good CLI replacement
Using the Java client:
If you do not have the means or are unable to install a client choose this option. Just click here, fill in your identity info and connect! If you use a public computer this option is for you.
Note: You must have a java enabled browser. Some firewalls may prevent this type of connection. Try the CGI Web Gateway if a firewall is a problem.
Using the CGI/Web Gateway:
This is the option for those of you who are behind restrictive firewalls. Your connection is established from the webserver, so just dynamic webpages are presented to you on standard ports. You can also use the encrypted mode if you want your activities kept private.
If you are still confused, please read about IRC at IRChelp.org's FAQ.