Thursday, June 4, 2009


Hi All,

I just wanted to share with you all the creation and usage of IRC - Internet Relay Chat.

I. Linux Way using Pidgin Messenger

1. Install Pidgin from your package manager
2. Click on Manage Account in the file menu
3. Click on Add button
4. Select IRC from protocol, type your new username..ex: geekyMan, type your new password..ex:passwd
5. If you are under proxy, go to Advance Tab and give your proxy settings.
6. Save it.

Now after 6th step, you get a new window from IRC's freenode stating that geekyMan is not registered.

Then type the following in the text space - register passwd "your_email_id"
The syntax of the above line is as follows - register "your username's password, ie passwd" "your email_id"
So after this, if you want to join any channel, give the following command
/join #debian join to Debian channel.

From the next time you start your pidgin, you just need to re-register your password as
/msg nickserv identify "your password"

Note to type the password in the space of "your password"

II. Windows way using MIRC

1. Go to and follow the instructions.

Thats it, enjoy....

Ananth Gouri

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