IRC is the original instant-messaging protocol, which is very lightweight. It's the main way for our members to talk to each other, aside from email and the shell forum, iris. You can connect with the following information:
- IP: irc.altesq.net
- Port: 6697
- Main channel: #lounge
Our IRCd, Ergo, supports always-on clients (bouncers) by default, you only need to register with NickServ, which is the recommended way of connecting securely, via SASL.
You can register any channel you wish, as long as it respects our community values.