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    Well Iregisted #OpenCarry on slashnet.org's IRC server andcreated an ircchat room forOpenCarry!!


    There are a few ways to access this room.

    #1 mIRC programs from http://www.mirc.com its a reasonable download and will allow a better interface than JAVA clients.

    #2 Mozilla & Netscape I belive have irc clients built into them.

    (For 1 & 2 you just need to select irc.slashnet.org as your server, choose a name (nick)and connect. Once you connect just type "/join #OpenCarry"and you will join the chat room!)

    #3 Use the easy Java Chat @ JavaChat

    When it loads, type "/join OpenCarry" without the quotes and you should join up with the rest of the people there.

    You will enter as Guest ## and can change your name by enteringyour handle in the upper left box marked ENTER NIC:

    or you can just type /nick <Your Nick Here>.

    Use your handle or a name that will allow others to recognize you. We have nothing to hide here or there. Anonymous users are kicked.

    Have fun, drop me a PM if you have any problems.


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    "When it loads, type "/join LXForums" without the quotes and you should join up with the rest of the people there."

    was that left over from your tutorial? i went on just now and def. will kill free time there
    -Unrequited

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    unrequited wrote:
    "When it loads, type "/join LXForums" without the quotes and you should join up with the rest of the people there."

    was that left over from your tutorial? i went on just now and def. will kill free time there
    Hah...yep! That's the car forum. lol.....

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    Looks like people have lost interest. Over the last couple of days, it's been me and ChronoSphere with a couple "pop-ins" here and there, that don't appear to stay long.

    I thought it might've been a long shot that a decent group of the folks here would even know what IRC is.

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    My guess is that there isn't enough people posting here (traffic) even in the forums let aloneenough people to keep a chat area going.

    It's probably just numbers: Not enough people posting/visiting OpenCarry.org regularly.

    -- John D.


    (formerly of Colorado Springs, CO)

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    I think if we're going to make #OpenCarry work, then we need to have event chats. Many other forums do this, as not many people are willing to leave IRC on on their computers all the time. Maybe Mike or BobCav could start running event/topic chats during peak-hour usage, which would definitely spur more discussion than the three or four of us that are constantly in there running our mouths off about such and such.

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    Our company firewall blocks IRC.

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    I am usuallyon ircnet instead of slashnet, but I use irc all the time. I popped in previously, but it was dead, so dunno if I'm likely to hang out unless there's more interest otherwise. Will check from time to time.

    -ljp

    p.s. Sometimes, all you need to do is manually change the port settings to the remote server to get around firewall blocks at work or school - worth a try. Most IRC servers will use ports 6660-6669 and not necessarily just the defaults. There are also Java chat applets that might work.

    Also, I do use a different chat nick for security reasons. Youcan end up with problems if someone bent on malice infers your real name or even your e-mail address from your chat nick. I know of cases where people got signed up for pervert news groups or got personal information compromised by others, so yes, I do have something to hide - my identity, in a basic sense.


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    ilbob wrote:
    Our company firewall blocks IRC.
    As does mine, but I have a workaround

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    The problem is poor directions for people that never heard of IRC or slashnet before. After 15 minutes of fukin with it I gave up. I think I was in but wasn't certain.
    "The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants." - Thomas Jefferson

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    Ahhhh! dammit! danbus popped in and I missed him! Freaking A!

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    I logged on using the chat button on the toolbar and no one is ever there. Bob do i need to get Mirc or can i just use the one on the toolbar?

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    ccloud43 wrote:
    I logged on using the chat button on the toolbar and no one is ever there. Bob do i need to get Mirc or can i just use the one on the toolbar?
    The chat feature on the OCDO toolbar is seperate from the IRC chat on this thread. I've not used the Java client that Bob links to above, but if you click on it, theoretically, it gets you into the chat room. However, I don't know for sure, since I use a seperate IRC client.

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    OK vrwmiller, thanks for the info. Im off to get Mirc

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    Maybe I am just dumb, would anyone be willing to give me a few pointers on how to use this, I'd like to take advantage of the feature -- pm me if you can help, I have already dl'ed the program, but its not working


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    openryan wrote:
    Maybe I am just dumb, would anyone be willing to give me a few pointers on how to use this, I'd like to take advantage of the feature -- pm me if you can help, I have already dl'ed the program, but its not working
    If you're using mIRC, I think once you open it up and get the plain white window, you can type in:

    /server irc.slashnet.org

    Once it connects to the server, then type:

    /join #opencarry

    That should be it...I don't use mIRC, so I hope this is accurate

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    Is it dead, Jim?

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    N6ATF wrote:
    Is it dead, Jim?
    Considering it's a 2-year old thread and BobCav hasn't been on OCDO in 6 months, I'm gonna go with "yes".

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    Though you can still go there!

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    PA-Carry wrote:
    Though you can still go there!
    Yep. I re-registered the channel just as it was in the OP.

    #gunblogger_conspiracy (also on Slashnet IRC) is very full of gunners (#2 in the user count across the whole network). I spend more time there.

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    For those that don't know...

    IRC stands for Internet Relay Chat. It's the original 'chat rooms' of the internet. IRC connects over port 6666 or 6667 by default. IRC is also how almost all 'botnets' pass their instructions to the 'zombie' PCs. Because of this reason, almost all businesses worth their salt block these ports specifically.

    There are a few ways to work around this.
    1. Use an IRC relay. There are very few (if any) public relays that will handle this so it's not usually a feasible option unless you do it yourself.
    2. Connect to a PC at your home using SSH and then connect out using that. I use a command line IRC client called 'irssi'. This means your employer would have to allow outbound connections over port 22 and more than likely, they do already.

    Now... if you have NO CLUE what I am talking about, then ignore it! it won't do you a whole lot of good if you don't. I'm trying to find out of slashnet allows connections in over an alternet port so 6667 isn't the required one, but I'm not so sure.

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