FireLion Internet Relay Chat (IRC)

irc.firelion.org 6667

<irc@firelion.org>

With the passing of Lycanthrope.Org's IRC server, I have brought up this IRC server to be its replacement. I was part of the original IRC server for the were community way back in the day, and even ran it on my own for some time, so I figured we would come full circle, and I would take up the reins of the IRC server. This document is intended to tell you the differences between this server and the irc.lycanthrope.org server, and how to use it.

Although this server was brought up for a particular community, it is not limited to it. This server is free for anyone to use.

Your IRC administrator is Leo. You may contact him by e-mail at <irc@firelion.org>.

The following text is copied from irc.lycanthrope.org's Message of the Day. It's still relevant and correct, so it is reproduced here (with appropriate edits). Many thanks to Bear X for putting up with running IRC for so long.


Okay, folks, the rules here are simple. It's like boxing. Keep it clean in deed if not in word. This place only works if EVERYONE respects each other. We all have different opinions, and that's fine, but RESPECT them.

Bill & Ted put it best: "Be excellent to each other, and party on, dudes!"

Channels are NOT a limited resource. If you don't like a channel, make a different one, where you can discuss what you like. Instead of goofing with someone else's place, it's much more respectful to just move on. Think what Ghandi would have done, and do that. Unlike the real world, these resources are NOT finite. (Well, within reason, but this server has enough memory to hold quite a few channels)

Keep in mind there are no promises, warranties, or guarantees with this server. Because it is run by volunteers, on donated space, it is subject to be terminated, or this document changed, without notice.


Policies

I'm not big on rules, and the above passage should give you the basic idea. I'll just mention a couple specific items.

Connecting to IRC

The IRC server is located at irc.firelion.org, port 6667. Direct your client to that address, on either port; it does not matter which you use.

If your IRC client is capable of using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) for encrypted communication, the IRC client also provides an SSL port at irc.firelion.org 6994.

mIRC comes with support for secure connections. All you need to do is install the Win32 Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) package available here. Then restart mIRC. Then, when you configure for irc.firelion.org, instead of port 6667, tell it to use port +6994. Be sure to include the plus sign, as this tells mIRC it is a secured connection.

If you have an IPv6-enabled host and IRC client, you can connect to IRC over IPv6 by using the same address irc.firelion.org.

Server Differences



If you have any questions, comments, or complaints, you may direct them to the server administrator at the e-mail address above.

Last modified: Sunday 7 August 2011