Re: IRC help . . .
Larry Tomlinson, Sr. (ltomlins@POSH.INTERNEXT.COM)
Wed, 1 Nov 1995 14:40:51 -0500
Jason Emanuele wrote:
>I hope I'm not being a pest, and I know that people on this list have
>been discussing IRC for some time now , but I still have a question.
>I attend a University which has, to the best of my knowledge, full internet
>capacities. Among other things, WWW, TELNET, FTP, etc... Does this mean
>that I have IRC access? I forget who the Scouter was that gave us the
>address of irc.colorado.edu. When I telnet there, it prompts me for a
>login name and password. Does that mean that one must have an account
>there to use these services? I would really like to get on #Scouting.
Thanks for asking. If you have a web browser such as NetScape or Mosaic, do
a search using either LYCOS or YAHOO. How do I do that, you may ask?
Well, the address is: http://www.lycos.com (for lycos) and
http://www.yahoo.com (for yahoo). Follow the instructions on these home
pages for searching.
So what am I searching for? You are searching for the SW necessary to reach
and interact with an IRC server. They are much like a WWW site and very
well could be colocated. LYCOS and YAHOO will ask what you want to search
for. I used "IRC" (no quotes). They gave me several (read lots) of
choices. I had to pick the one I wanted to use.
I am using Globe Chat SW, but can't remember where I got it from. I have
found another site for SW downloading that may be just what you need. The
address is: FTP://CS-FTP.BU.EDU/IRC/CLIENTS/PC/WINDOWS/WSIRC. This is the
address I used with my browser; however, I think you would leave off the
FTP:// if you are using your FTP program.
After downloading the SW and installing it, follow its instructions and log
into IRC.COLORADO.EDU, sign on to the #scouting channel. Without seeing
exactally what type of SW you will have, there is little else I can tell
you. BTW, there is not always someone there to chat with. It is hit and
miss unless you make an appointment via Email with someone.
That is about all I can tell you. I'm sure I have missed something, but
someone else will more than likely pick up the slack.
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