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In addition to its Mailing lists, SOWN uses Internet Relay Chat (IRC) as one of its main mechanisms for communicating with each other outside of meetings and/or Workshops. Automated messages from our monitoring services ([[Nagios]]) are also sent to the channel so people can quickly notice a problem.
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== Connecting ==
 
== Connecting ==
If you're interested or stuck with something wireless, or maybe just bored feel free to pay us a visit in '''#sown''' on '''irc.sown.org.uk''' [[irc://irc.sown.org.uk/sown #sown]].
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If you're interested or stuck with something wireless, or maybe just bored feel free to pay us a visit in '''[irc://irc.sown.org.uk/sown #sown]''' on '''irc.sown.org.uk'''. [[title::#sown| ]]
  
 
There's usually somebody around at most times during the day to talk to.
 
There's usually somebody around at most times during the day to talk to.
  
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=== Emergency Backup IRC Server ===
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In the event of a serious power or network failure rendering the IRC server inacessable sown have delegated [irc://irc.freenode.net/sown #sown on irc.freenode.net] as the backup IRC server.
  
 
==Clients==
 
==Clients==
There are numerous IRC clients available.  Below are some of the clients used by members of SOWN.  If none of these suit, [http://www.google.com Google] may be able to find you something better.
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There are numerous IRC clients available.  Below are some of the clients used by members of SOWN.  If none of these suit, [http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=irc+client irc client - Google Search] may be able to find you something better.
  
 
* '''Windows:'''
 
* '''Windows:'''
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* '''Linux:'''
 
* '''Linux:'''
 
** [http://www.irssi.org Irssi] is a powerful shell text based client that can be run in Screen (so you never miss a minute of conversation!)
 
** [http://www.irssi.org Irssi] is a powerful shell text based client that can be run in Screen (so you never miss a minute of conversation!)
** [http://www.xchat.org/ XChat] is a GUI client that can be run on Linux.  It is now multi-platform, so can be run on Windows and Mac OSX as well.
 
  
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* '''Mac OS:'''
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** [http://colloquy.info/ Colloquy] is an open source GUI client for Mac OS X.
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* '''Cross Platform'''
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** [http://chatzilla.hacksrus.com/ ChatZilla!] is a good extension to XUL based applications, such as [https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/16 FireFox]
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** [http://www.xchat.org/ XChat] is a GUI client that can be run on Linux, Windows (for a fee) and Mac OSX as well.
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** [http://www.pidgin.im/ Pidgin] is a universal chat client that supports IRC on Windows and Linux platforms
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** [http://mibbit.com/ Mibbit] is a web-based client
  
==[http://www.sown.org.uk/irc-logs.php Logs]==
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==[http://www.sown.org.uk/irc/ Logs]==
So that our important technical discussions don't get lost we [http://www.sown.org.uk/irc-logs.php log our IRC channel].  These logs are indexed so that you can search for a particular conversation.  We are use various colours to highlight different messages.
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So that our important technical discussions don't get lost we [http://www.sown.org.uk/irc/ log our IRC channel].  These logs are indexed so that you can search for a particular conversation.  We use various colours to highlight different messages.
  
  
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<font color="deeppink">Someone performing an action in the channel</font>
 
<font color="deeppink">Someone performing an action in the channel</font>
  
<font style="background-color: black" color="orange">sown-bot speaking.  Usually to report a problem or recovery of a node or a response to someone's query of a node's status.</font>
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<font style="background-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.15); color: gray;">[[sown-bot]] speaking.  Usually to report a problem or recovery of a node or a response to someone's query of a node's status.</font>
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As well as providing a search box.  If you want to go to a certain time in a day's log you can append a #HHMM, (e.g. [http://www.sown.org.uk/irc/2008/02/07#1900 http://www.sown.org.uk/irc/2008/02/07#1900]) to go to that exact time in the conversation.
  
As well as providing a search box.  If you want to go to a certain time in a day's log you can append a #HHMM, (e.g. [http://www.sown.org.uk/irc-logs.php?log_file=sown.log.20080207#1900 http://www.sown.org.uk/irc-logs.php?log_file=sown.log.20080207#1900]) to go to that exact time in the conversation.  This will only work if the timestamp exists in the log or it is on the hour.
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Latest revision as of 12:24, 25 December 2015

In addition to its Mailing lists, SOWN uses Internet Relay Chat (IRC) as one of its main mechanisms for communicating with each other outside of meetings and/or Workshops. Automated messages from our monitoring services (Nagios) are also sent to the channel so people can quickly notice a problem.

Connecting

If you're interested or stuck with something wireless, or maybe just bored feel free to pay us a visit in #sown on irc.sown.org.uk.

There's usually somebody around at most times during the day to talk to.

Emergency Backup IRC Server

In the event of a serious power or network failure rendering the IRC server inacessable sown have delegated #sown on irc.freenode.net as the backup IRC server.

Clients

There are numerous IRC clients available. Below are some of the clients used by members of SOWN. If none of these suit, irc client - Google Search may be able to find you something better.

  • Windows:
    • mIRC is one of the most popular GUI clients available.
    • IceChat is also another good GUI client.
  • Linux:
    • Irssi is a powerful shell text based client that can be run in Screen (so you never miss a minute of conversation!)
  • Mac OS:
    • Colloquy is an open source GUI client for Mac OS X.
  • Cross Platform
    • ChatZilla! is a good extension to XUL based applications, such as FireFox
    • XChat is a GUI client that can be run on Linux, Windows (for a fee) and Mac OSX as well.
    • Pidgin is a universal chat client that supports IRC on Windows and Linux platforms
    • Mibbit is a web-based client

Logs

So that our important technical discussions don't get lost we log our IRC channel. These logs are indexed so that you can search for a particular conversation. We use various colours to highlight different messages.


Someone joining the channel

Someone leaving the channel

Someone performing an action in the channel

sown-bot speaking. Usually to report a problem or recovery of a node or a response to someone's query of a node's status.


As well as providing a search box. If you want to go to a certain time in a day's log you can append a #HHMM, (e.g. http://www.sown.org.uk/irc/2008/02/07#1900) to go to that exact time in the conversation.

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