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PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 4:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

their IP should be resolving to

Are those spaces in the domain name present in the xchat config?

PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 10:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

noldrin wrote:
Are those spaces in the domain name present in the xchat config?

Nope. Like in this posting, I put the spaces in because otherwise phpBB is perceiving them as URLs, and then objecting that You must have 3 posts before you can post URL's/Links.

Anyway, after a swift tshark session I've realised that the firewall for the company I'm (temporarily!) working for must be blocking IRC traffic. Which is kinda 1) sensible - I'm supposed to be working, and 2) stupid - have they never heard of Mibbit? (Actually, I'd never heard of Mibbit till a minute ago. It's a web-based IRC client; could be handy for anyone else in my situation. www. mibbit .com)

So now I'm on #blag! Thanks to noldrin and john mclean for your help.


PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well best practices procedures often call to block everything and only explicitly allow what is needed. If it was directed at IRC, a lot of other IRC servers use other ports 6666, 6668, 6669 and even others. Also the indy media server has an html interface you can use:


PostPosted: Sat Aug 14, 2010 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Step by step. How to chat directly with Blag users and developers via IRC (internet relay chat)


What is irc?

Quote: ref: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_Relay_Chat

"Internet Relay Chat (IRC) is a form of real-time Internet text messaging (chat) or synchronous conferencing. It is mainly designed for group communication in discussion forums, called channels, but also allows one-to-one communication via private message as well as chat and data transfers"


Go here:


Fill in the boxes:

Nickname: Alternate nickname: PUT YOUR NICKNAME HERE (it can be anything that is not in use or contains elegal characters)

Real name: Anonymous LEAVE AS IT IS

Software: LEAVE AS IT IS

Browser: select your browser from the drop down list. e.g. Mozilla/Firefox/.. (Gecko)

Add sound, emoticons and other nice things

Secure chat connection LEAVE AS IT IS

Remember your choices LEAVE AS IT IS

Extra channels (',' separated): #blag

now click the “Chat” button

You will be connected to the indymedia irc server.

Select the #blag channel (top left)

Say hello by typing in the lower text box. Your chats will be displayed in the main window.

Please note that many people loiter in irc channels, so don't be disappointed if people aren’t actually at their computers. Keep the tab (channel) open and people will pop in. Many are in different time zones. If you really are stuck ask in the forum.


The indymedia how to

“New users: Connect quickly using a web browser

For the impatient: If you just want to connect quickly to Indymedia chat (from any computer), use the handy web version:

Step 1: Goto https://chat.indymedia.org

**Note the 's' in 'https'

Step 2: Ignore the gratuitous black-clad imagery.

Step 3: Type in your desired nickname where it says "Nickname". Generally, people don't use their full names, for privacy reasons. IRC is kind of like the wild west. Most make up a consistent nickname, or use their first name.

Step 4: Type in the channel (chat room) that you want to talk in, where it says "Extra channels". For example, type in "tech" to visit the #tech channel (without the quotes).

Step 5: Click the "Chat!" button and you should be logged in. You will likely be automatically logged into the default #indymedia chat room. Note that as this room is the default, there are many folks here who aren't necessarily involved in Indymedia organizing.

Step 6: In the topleft of your window, you should see links or tabs for the other chat room(s) you specified in "Extra channels". Click on these to switch between the different rooms. Then just type in what you want to say in the lower-left of the your window.

Step 7: IRC is a great way to communicate, more fluid and informal than email. However, please think before you type; exercise caution and respect the privacy of others. Now, repeat after me:

Anything that you ever type into a computer could be seen by anyone at any point in the future.

Happy Chatting! “



If you wish you can install a dedicated irc application like chatzilla http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ChatZilla


If you run Firefox install the chatzilla plugin


How to use chatzilla to communicate with indymedia network real time.

Once you open chatzilla, click on the cZ icon on left
botton. You'll see the word 'client' in botton left.
You need to type:
/server irc.indymedia.org

lots of letter will roll up. When they stop, you can
change your nick by typing?

/nick <your>

then click:

/join #blag

To make things easy next time tick "open this channel at start up"

recommended reading:


more links:





PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2011 10:28 pm    Post subject: This is great Reply with quote

Thanks for the information this is really cool
PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2011 11:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've just installed BLAG for the first time... and I'm excited to use it! I'd love to join the IRC channel to start getting more involved, but I'm ignorant!
PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 12:46 pm    Post subject: How to Join #blag on the IRC with Hexchat Reply with quote

You must add irc.indymedia.org to your Hexchat:Network List:

Aplications Menu>Internet>HexChat.
choose your User Information as you wish.

Networks>Add> Edit >
this will open another Gui
which will show:newserver/6667

please use SSL connection


irc.indymedia.org will be shown as New Network on your HexChat network List.
choose connect>then join #blag.

if you loose the Menu bar on HexChat(which happenned to me once)

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