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Take advantage of the stability and availability of a  UNIX / Linux server
Requirements <ul><li>UNIX / Linux server </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Assuming that you’re a student or staff of an university, t...
Guide contents <ul><li>Setting up the connection </li></ul><ul><li>Successfully connected! </li></ul><ul><li>See if you ha...
Setting up the connection <ul><li>Host name is the address to your server computer, in my case I’m using tuomi.oulu.fi </l...
Successfully connected! <ul><li>After opening up the connection the server asks for your username and password </li></ul><...
See if you have Irssi available <ul><li>This command outputs Irssi version if they have it installed on the computer </li>...
Opening Irssi in a screen <ul><li>Next thing is to open Irssi in a screen by writing screen irssi. </li></ul><ul><li>Scree...
Having opened Irssi successfully <ul><li>It’s time to make some basic settings </li></ul><ul><li>First connect to an IRC s...
Finishing up <ul><li>First choose a nickname. </li></ul><ul><li>Then set up your real name. </li></ul><ul><li>Only thing l...
Time to quit, but what if someone says something important while i’m gone? <ul><li>By detaching the screen your IRC stays ...
Getting back there again <ul><li>Log in the same way we did in the first place </li></ul><ul><li>Open your detached screen...
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Setting Up Irssi

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How to join an IRC channel when you have a Windows computer and access to a Linux / UNIX computer that has an IRC-client called Irssi installed on it.

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Setting Up Irssi

  1. 1. Take advantage of the stability and availability of a UNIX / Linux server
  2. 2. Requirements <ul><li>UNIX / Linux server </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Assuming that you’re a student or staff of an university, this shouldn’t be a problem </li></ul></ul><ul><li>IRC-client software installed on the server </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If in doubt, contact the administrators </li></ul></ul><ul><li>SSH-client on your computer </li></ul><ul><ul><li>For example http://www.xs4all.nl/~whaa/putty/ </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Guide contents <ul><li>Setting up the connection </li></ul><ul><li>Successfully connected! </li></ul><ul><li>See if you have Irssi available </li></ul><ul><li>Opening Irssi in a screen </li></ul><ul><li>Having opened Irssi successfully </li></ul><ul><li>Finishing up </li></ul><ul><li>Time to quit, but what if someone says something importan... </li></ul><ul><li>Getting back there again </li></ul>
  4. 4. Setting up the connection <ul><li>Host name is the address to your server computer, in my case I’m using tuomi.oulu.fi </li></ul><ul><li>After writing the address save your settings so you don’t have to do it every time. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Successfully connected! <ul><li>After opening up the connection the server asks for your username and password </li></ul><ul><li>After successful login you should see the command line interface, something like this </li></ul>
  6. 6. See if you have Irssi available <ul><li>This command outputs Irssi version if they have it installed on the computer </li></ul><ul><li>Tuomi seems to have version 0.8.10 installed and ready to use </li></ul>
  7. 7. Opening Irssi in a screen <ul><li>Next thing is to open Irssi in a screen by writing screen irssi. </li></ul><ul><li>Screen is a ”window” that can keep the program open even if you log out. </li></ul><ul><li>Without using screen your IRC disconnects when you quit. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Having opened Irssi successfully <ul><li>It’s time to make some basic settings </li></ul><ul><li>First connect to an IRC server, in my case Oulu university has its own server irc.oulu.fi </li></ul><ul><li>After connecting to the server you should see something like this </li></ul>
  9. 9. Finishing up <ul><li>First choose a nickname. </li></ul><ul><li>Then set up your real name. </li></ul><ul><li>Only thing left is to join the channel. </li></ul><ul><li>Then just chat away. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Time to quit, but what if someone says something important while i’m gone? <ul><li>By detaching the screen your IRC stays open even when you’re gone. </li></ul><ul><li>To detach, press Ctrl-A-D </li></ul><ul><li>Then just log out by writing exit </li></ul>
  11. 11. Getting back there again <ul><li>Log in the same way we did in the first place </li></ul><ul><li>Open your detached screen by writing screen –r </li></ul><ul><li>You can scroll up and down with PgUp and PgDn keys </li></ul>

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