IRC or formally Internet Relay Chat. Originally a replacement for UNIX talk IRC is now a popular realtime communications medium on the internet. There's many large global networks now which are simple to join. For more general IRC information have a look at http://www.irc.org/ and http://www.irchelp.org/
You can find #compsoc on the IRCd running on irc://compsoc.dur.ac.uk/ ports 6667, 6668, 6669. This is only available from clients on *.dur.ac.uk. If you don't have your own IRC client then you can use Mibbit, or your own client on the network irc.green-dragon.org. For instructions on obtaining and using an irc client, see our tutorial.
Rest of the network
Compsoc.dur.ac.uk is part of a larger private IRC network named fofnet, which is ran by Durham graduates.
To connect from outside the Durham network, please try one of the other hosts. The three hosts making up Fofnet are:
- irc://compsoc.dur.ac.uk/ (only accessible from inside the network)
There's a joint channel #compsoc-uk for Computing Societies from all UK universities on the public server Freenode, where several of us can often be found
For step by step guides to contacting us on IRC, see our Tutorials and Guides section.
Last edit: Wed 12th Oct, 09:22 a.m.