JaxLUG now has an IRC channel. For those already familiar with IRC, here's the info.
- Server: irc.freenode.net
- Port: 6665,6666,6667
- Channel: #JaxLUG
- SSL Port: +6697,+7000,+7070
For those unfamiliar, IRC means Internet Relay Chat. It's existence predates http itself and is one of the oldest protocols on the internet. There is an unending supply of information about IRC on the internet, so go searching if you'd like to learn more. Meanwhile, suffice to say that you need any IRC client to connect to IRC. For linux, some good recommendations might be X-Chat, irssi, and bitchx. Since the protocol is so old there are also an endless amount of clients to choose from.
If you prefer not deal with learning IRC and how to use clients, you can jump right in by using this java client:
Remember to enter in the "Channel" field #jaxlug
Use of the #jaxlug channel requires registration through nickname services (Nickserv). If you are unsure how to do this, here is a quick rundown of how its done. Note that you must not only be registered, but also identified in order to join the jaxlug channel.
First, be sure to have your current nickname the one you would like to register with.
Next, send a message to the services bot, NickServ in the following format.
/msg NickServ register <password> <email address>
Next check your email to verify your email.
Finally, once you've registered, in order to log in, you must issue the command identify to NickServ.
/msg NickServ identify <password>
For additional information regarding nickserv and registration, here is an excellent resource. There are numerous available, so if you would like to learn more feel free to search. Just use the search terms "nickserv" and "register".
Resetting your Password
If you have forgotten the password for your NickServ account and are unable to log in to it, you can send a password reset mail to the email address on your account with:
/msg NickServ SENDPASS youraccountnamehere
Check your email, and you should see something like this:
Someone has requested that the password on your account be recovered, and sent to the e-mail address on file. If you did not request this change it was likely an innocent mistake but you may wish to change your password anyway.
In order to set a new password, you must send the following command on IRC, where <newPassword> is the new password you wish to set.
/msg NickServ SETPASS youraccountnamehere <tempPasswordInEmail> <newPassword>