= IRSSI + Terminal Server: =
Why use the IRSSI client on '''cs1''' you ask? Well because then you don't have to be worried about being connected to IRC at all times. By using the ''screen'' porgram you can create a session in the background and launch IRSSI within that session. This way when you logout of telnet or ssh your session is still active and can be accessed later on.
'''Advantages include''': # People can leave you messages. # You can catch-up on important things that you may have had otherwise missed that happened on IRC.
== Instructions ==
# Obtain an account on cs1 (ask dave). # Use ssh to connect to cs1, for example [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PuTTY PuTTY (Windows)]. If you use Linux or any Unix based operating system you likely already have ssh installed. # Once you've connected to cs1 launch '' IRSSI'' within a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GNU_Screen ''screen''] session. You can do this by typing ''screen '' in the bash prompt. This will launch the ''screen'' application which should start a new bash prompt of its own. # Type "irssi" in the new bash prompt in order to launch ''IRSSI'', the irc application. As a side note, if you want to exit a ''screen'' session just type "exit" in the bash prompt to return to the main prompt where you originally launched ''screen'' from. # In the ''IRSSI'' prompt, type /connect irc.mozilla.org in order to connect to the Mozilla IRC server. # Once you're connected type in /j #seneca to join the official DPS909 IRC channel. :::* If you would like to return back to the bash prompt without exiting ''IRSSI'' hit "ctrl+a" then "ctrl+d" :::* If you would like to return to ''IRSSI'' type "screen -raAd" in the bash prompt. :::* If you would like to see a list of ''screens'' that are currently running type "screen -ls" in the bash prompt.
=Frequently Asked Questions=
# '''How do i change the default nick name?'''