Sundae Kadlec (clover@POPMAIL.MCS.COM)
Mon, 30 Oct 1995 13:38:00 CST
>Recently there has been some discussions on Scouts-L about access to
>International Relay Chat(IRC). Through some searching I have found that
>American On line does not offer this service. I am currently using AOL and
>need some scouting assistance. If you have access to IRC(#Scouts) and would
>pass a general message and my email address to it would you please email me
>privately. I think the IRC would be a great help for my son Devin and is
>geography project. Mean while I will be looking to other services that might
>Thank you ahead of time for your help.
I am almost certain, or at least have been told that a person who
has AOL can indeed access the IRC. I was recently looking to
get someone up and into the channels for chat....anyway this is
what I was told about AOL:
If you go to the Internet area within AOL, you can download
an IRC chat program that runs from within AOL. It is a
zipped file with IRC in the name.
The person to whom I sent that information has unzipped it and was
able to get to IRC, but didn't know what to do with it. She is not
a computer person, therefore, she neglected to read any text files
that were contained within that zip. I also note that many of the
people on IRC have .aol.com as their email address, so again I
believe it is possible.
Best thing to do is call AOL and ask.
As I get any further information I will certainly pass it on.
If you don't have time to do it right the first time, when are you going to
find the time to do it again?
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City