What is IRC?
IRC is a protocol used for real time group chat. ComSSA operates an IRC server on the UniIRC network, which is where the computing societies at Perth’s four public universities connect and chat! A lot of ComSSA’s members use the IRC channel to communicate with one another, and it’s definitely worth joining.
Use our web client
ComSSA provides a web client for people who are new to IRC. It’s clean and easy
to use: simply direct your browser to irc.comssa.org.au, enter a
nickname of your choice, and type in
#ComSSA for the channel.
Be warned, you’ll disconnect when you close the browser, so it’s a good idea to use your own client if you plan on visiting often.
Use your own client
We recommend that you use your own IRC client, as it makes IRC a lot easier to use, and native IRC clients are a lot more flexible when it comes to customisation to fit your needs.
If you already have an IRC client set up, here are our server and channel details:
- Server: irc.comssa.org.au
- Port: 6697
- SSL: yes
- Channel: #ComSSA
IRC clients are available for all popular platforms, and even some of the other platforms. Here are a few recommendations:
- Windows: HexChat, mIRC, Quassel IRC
- Mac OS X: Textual, Colloquy, Linkinus
- Linux (GUI): XChat, Quassel IRC
- Linux (CLI): Irssi, WeeChat
- iOS: Colloquy, Limechat
- Android: AndroIRC, AndChat
Once you have a client installed, use this link to go straight to the
ComSSA channel. If that doesn’t work, use the connection information provided
above to add a new server; if your client doesn’t provide a facility to choose
a channel to join, try typing
/join #ComSSA into the message box.