irc.debian.org server not responding to /connect command [ was Re: Documentation is inaccurate ]
thank you for your answer.
On Thu, Nov 15, 2018 at 08:42:24AM +0800, Paul Wise wrote:
On Thu, Nov 15, 2018 at 12:26 AM Filippo Rusconi wrote:
when trying to connect to irc.debian.org, the alias seems to not be followed,
because the server is never connected to.
Could you explain what you mean by this?
When I read the page
I tried to follow the instructions:
doc: To connect, you need an IRC client. Some of the most popular clients are
doc: HexChat, ircII, irssi, epic5 and KVIrc, all of which have been packaged for
doc: Debian. OFTC also offers a WebChat web interface which allows you to connect to
doc: IRC with a browser without the need to install any local client.
doc: Once you have the client installed, you need to tell it to connect to the
doc: server. In most clients, you can do that by typing:
doc: /server irc.debian.org
doc: Once you are connected, join channel #debian by typing
doc: /join #debian
This is what I tried in irssi. But the /server command is not recognized: when I
17:41 -!- Irssi: Unknown command: server irc.debian.org
So I try /connect irc.debian.org and that also fails differently:
7:43 -!- Irssi: Unable to connect server irc.debian.org port 6667 [Connection timed out]
But, if I now try /connect irc.oftc.net, that work immediately:
17:39 -!- Irssi: Connection to irc.oftc.net established
I can then /join #debian-devel
There must be something I do not grasp here.
PS I have gone through all the steps of IRSSI manual at
1. First steps
replacing irc.example.net by irc.debian.org to no avail.
⢀⣴⠾⠻⢶⣦⠀ Filippo Rusconi, PhD
⣾⠁⢠⠒⠀⣿⡁ Scientist at CNRS
⢿⡄⠘⠷⠚⠋⠀ Debian Developer