1. COMPANY
  2. PRODUCTS
  3. SERVICES
  4. NEWS
  5. CONTACT
  6. SHOP

Set irssi under debian to use freenode server

Very short manual on how to set up irssi to work with freenode servers.
Fist, install irssi:

1
sudo apt-get install irssi

Run:

1
irssi

For freenode write:

1
/connect holmes.freenode.net

Send register command for your {nickname} and add information about your {e-mail}:

1
/msg nickserv register {nickname} {e-mail}

Copy and paste line, which you get from freenode registration server to your mailbox, to irssi. After that add freenode network:

1
/network add freenode

Add what should be automaticali send to server after connecting, remeber to correctly write your {nickname} and {password}, password will be stored in plain text:

1
/network add -autosendcmd '^nick {nickname};/msg nickserv identify {password}' freenode

Auto-connect everytime when irssi will be run:

1
/server ADD -auto -network freenode holmes.freenode.net 6667

Channel autologin:

1
/channel ADD -auto #debian freenode

After all we should save settings:

1
/save

That’s all, enjoy!


Piotr Król
Founder and Embedded Systems Consultant at 3mdeb as well as CTO of vitroTV. Passionate about building firmware that enables advanced hardware features in modern products. Dedicated to customers that treat embedded software security and upgradability as forethought. In favor of fixed price projects with the clear definition of success. Available as freelance CTO for startups and small business.