Talk:Arch IRC channels
Perhaps we should investigate a migration to matrix. We can bridge with irc so the move would be 100% transparent to existing users.
- This has been discussed multiple times and no consensus could be reached but Matrix already runs a freenode bridge: https://matrix.org/blog/2015/06/22/the-matrix-org-irc-bridge-now-bridges-all-of-freenode
- But there would be no "migration" in either case, irc will stay.
- Namarrgon (talk) 18:55, 10 November 2019 (UTC)
- Even if irc will stay for some users, I think there should be a noticeable mention of a Matrix channel. I added the Matrix article to related, but for some reason it was removed as unrelated by Alad. Then maybe just create a link to this article from main page? Because IRC channels are discoverable, while Matrix are not. I did not even know about existence of that channel, before I knew that Matrix exists and then intentionally searched if the Arch Linux channel exists.
- Ashark (talk) 13:37, 6 May 2021 (UTC)
- Arch runs its own Matrix homeserver with IRC bridges for team members, but I don't think you're talking about this. I think the best way to make the options more discoverable would be to improve Matrix, List of applications/Internet#IRC clients and List of applications/Internet#Matrix clients somehow. — Lahwaacz (talk) 10:42, 9 May 2021 (UTC)
Channels list ordered alphabetically
I just edited a bit the channels lists to apply alphabetic order of the channels name. While translating to Portuguese, I felt that the international channels list being order by language name would not help much the translationg, as the translated language names 1) would make no sense in alphabetic order as they can have another leading letter (e.g. Czech -> Tcheco, in Portuguese), or 2) would require reordering the translated language names which would make harder to keep the translated synchronized with the original page.
Libera IRC +1 from me for adding this to the article.-- Svito (talk) 11:31, 20 June 2021 (UTC)
- Alternatively just this tip would be enough:
- To hide your network address from the other users (can be seen through
/WHOIS usernamecommand) get a virtual hostname "cloak" by joining #libera-cloak and typing
!cloakme. You will be kicked from the channel and receive a
user/usernamecloak which persists with your NickServ account.
- For further protection, configure SASL Authentication for your IRC client, which performs the identification step at connection. This removes any time where your host may be exposed in the case a user has gained a cloak. See upstream documentation on configuring SASL on Libera for various common IRC clients.
The CertFP section in the irssi article requires an update; I have been notified, that it is no longer true. In particular a SHA512 FP is needed on Libera, not a SHA1. I couldn’t fix that myself, since I’m not using CertFP and therefore can’t **reliably** test.(Already done) --Mpan (talk) 12:52, 20 June 2021 (UTC)