IRC Overview

What Is IRC?

IRC stands for 'Internet Relay Chat' which is basically a simple text based chat system. It is arguably the most active medium of communication amongst our members. As old and hacker-cliché as it may be, IRC is a non-intrusive and effective way to communicate in real time with a group of any size. The RPISEC IRC server is a casual place you can hang out, ask questions, and engage in our daily conversations.

Picking an IRC Client

In order to use and chat over IRC, you need to install an IRC Client. Below is a list of typical IRC clients for the common platforms. Pick one (or use whatever you're comfortable with) and follow/google for any of associated instructions to get it installed.

Getting Connected

Now that you have a client setup, all you have to do is connect to the RPISEC IRC server. With virtually all IRC clients you can add servers, and save their connection details. Below is what you should enter and save into your client's server list. Any other connection options can likely be left blank for now.

  • Server:
  • Port: 6667 (+6697 for SSL)

Once you're connected to our server, join the main channel using the command below.

  • /join #rpisec

If you've made it this far, hopefully you should be sitting in our main channel! For a relatively small group, we almost always have some active discussion happening on a daily basis, espescially during the school year.

If things seem quiet or nobody responds to you within a minute or two, we're probably out and about. Just leave IRC open in the background and I guarantee you'll hear from someone soon enough.

IRC Server Details

  • Server:
  • Port: 6667 (+6697 for SSL)
  • Channel: #rpisec

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