IRC

This is a list of FOSS communities in India who has a presence on IRC

Name Channel Server(s)
FOSS Community India #fsci irc.oftc.net
GNU India #gnu-india irc.freenode.net
Linux India ##linux-india irc.freenode.net
Hackers India #hackers-india irc.freenode.net
Indlinux #indlinux irc.freenode.net
Debian India #debian-in,#debianindia irc.freenode.net
KDE India #kde-in irc.freenode.net
GNU aka GNU/Hurd India #hurd.in irc.freenode.net
Linuxchix #indichix irc.linuxchix.org
SMC Project #smc-project irc.freenode.net
ILUG Cochin #ilugkochi irc.freenode.net
Hackerdom Thrissur #hackerdom irc.freenode.net
GNU/Linux Lovers #gnulinuxlovers irc.freenode.net
FOSSCell, NITC #FOSSCell irc.freenode.net

How to use matrix as an IRC client to join #fsci

  • See this guide for freenode specific instructions
  1. On Matrix, open a new chat (with Riot app this is the "+" sign on the bottom right)
  2. Invite @oftc-irc:matrix.org to the new chat
  3. Say !nick <yournick>
  4. A request for new chat with NickServ will pop up (if not invite @_oftc_NickServ:matrix.org). Accept it.
  5. Send "REGISTER <password> <email>" to register your nickname.
  6. "identify <password>" can be used to authenticate (in case the bridge reconnects)

Fighting IRC spam

The following commands should be sent to @oftc-irc:matrix.org for OFTC channels or @appservice-irc:matrix.org for Freenode channels.

1. Quiet all unregistered users:

  • From Matrix:
   "!cmd MODE #<channel name> +q $~a"
  • From IRC:
   "/mode #<channel name> +q $~a"

2. Add Matrix users to the exemption list

  • From Matrix:
    • For Freenode:
   "!cmd MODE #<channel name> +e *!*@gateway/shell/matrix.org/*"
    • For OFTC:
   "!cmd MODE #<channel name> +e *!*@2001:470:1af1:101:*"
  • From IRC:
    • For Freenode:
   "/mode #<channel name> +e *!*@gateway/shell/matrix.org/*"
    • For OFTC:
   "/mode #<channel name> +e *!*@2001:470:1af1:101:*"