The ACM hosts an IRC server for communication with the general ACM population, ACM CS tutoring, or any of the Special Interest Groups.
Host: acm.cs.uic.edu Port: 6667
Upon connecting, you will be added to #acm automatically.
|#acm||General UIC-ACM discussion|
|#tutoring||UIC-ACM provided CS tutoring (online)|
NickServ offers authentication and authorization for other IRC services. You must register and authenticate through it for any other services to be sure of your identity. Changing your identity is as simple as sending:
If you plan on becoming a repeat patron, you may want to register your nickname so that other users can recognize you. To do so you must first register with nickserv using:
/msg nickserv register <new_password> <email>
This will register your current username, if not previously registered, with <email> and identified by <password>. To identify yourself at a later time, send:
/msg nickserv identify <password>
For additional help, you can simply use the command:
/msg nickserv help
Channels are the way that we can segregate out different topics to allow for more concise and topic driven conversation. Connecting to channels is as simple as:
If you attempt to join a non-existent channel, ChanServ will automatically create it for you and set you as an operator. Operators have absolute power over a channel. They can set permissions and kick/ban users. If you wish to make a channel permanent, you need to register the channel with ChanServ with a registered nick.
/msg chanserv register <channel_name>
Pidgin is a graphical, Open Source, multi-service chatting program.
- In the buddy list window, to to “Buddies” → “Add Chat”
Irssi is a text based, Open Source, IRC client. It is very customizable, supporting plugins written in Perl.