Welcome to #irchelp
/I-R-C/ n. [Internet Relay Chat] - IRC
provides a way of communicating in real time with people from
all over the world. It consists of various separate
(or "nets") of IRC servers, machines that allow users to connect
to IRC. IRC is very similar to text messaging, but designed around
communicating with large groups of users instead of one on one.
We are a group of dedicated volunteers who've been supporting IRC users
since 1993. This website is affiliated with the #irchelp channels on
the EFNet, freenode, and IRCNet networks.
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An IRC client is the vehicle that connects you to the global
network of IRC servers. A variety of applications are available,
so, whether you are on
Windows, Linux, MacOS, or one of dozens of other operating
systems, or even on your smartphone, find out which client
is best for you.
Find a Client »
IRC is organized into numerous independent networks, all
with different audiences, geographical reach, and
management. Besides the major networks, there are also many
smaller networks that serve either a niche audience or a
small geographical region.
Find a network »
Learn how to protect your computer from risks on and off of
IRC, including social engineering, trojan horse attacks, and
denial of service attacks.
Learn to stay safe »
There are a lot of questions people frequently ask about IRC,
and we've collected them into several lists of FAQs.
Browse FAQs »
IRCD, or Internet Relay Chat Daemon, is the family of server software
that powers IRC.
Learn about IRCD »
Our reference section holds technical documents, such as the
RFCs, CTCP specification, DCC specification, and details of
other extensions to the IRC protocol, as well as research
papers on IRC itself.
Browse the Library »
Freenode Verification: User Raccoon is Group Contact. sdaugherty and EmleyMoor
are successive administrative contacts. As it is written, so it shall be. /done