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PF is on IRC!

  1. Apr 8, 2004 #1
    Yes per request PF has an official IRC channel

    We have it hotlinked under the PF lounge category, otherwise goto https://www.physicsforums.com/chat [Broken]

    or on your favorite IRC client goto #physics on server irc.sorcery.net
    Last edited: May 1, 2017
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  3. Apr 8, 2004 #2
    You're chat applet on the site is horrible.

    I couldn't type anything.

    Is there anyway to hide my IP and ISP from the WHOIS and when I login to the channel?

    Last edited: Apr 8, 2004
  4. Apr 8, 2004 #3
    Do you like anything about PF, seems like all you do is complain.

    Could you get the applet to load? If all else download mirc.com
  5. Apr 8, 2004 #4
    Oh yeah, that's me. I'm the biggest whiner you'll ever see.

    I use Mac, actually. So I'm using XCHAT.

    The applet loaded, but it lagged.

    Like when I typed: "What"

    All that appeared was "at". I couldn't even quit it since typing "/quit" would just lag.

    I'm using Safari for it.

    Right now I'm in the channel, and it's pretty empty. Not that I'm complaining or anything...

    It's just me and Ahrkron.

    Edit: CookieMonster and I suggest that it might be safer to mask IP addresses...
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2004
  6. Apr 9, 2004 #5
    Yeah, masks are good.

  7. Apr 9, 2004 #6
    The Admins and Mentors already know your IP each time you log into Physics Forums
  8. Apr 9, 2004 #7
    That's fine, but I don't really want the Korean Lineage 2 junkies and part-time hackers knowing it.

    And why is there a 20-person limit in the channel?

  9. Apr 9, 2004 #8
    Ahh..let me ask Greg then. Just kidding.

    To prevent flooding..by script kiddies
  10. Apr 9, 2004 #9
    Takes a lot less than 20 people to flood a channel, last I checked. =\

    Seems like a kind of counter-productive attempt. I imagine a bot would be more effective.

  11. Apr 9, 2004 #10
    Greg - you joined, left, joined, left then joined...said "hi" and left.

    It's a chat. Chat :)
  12. Apr 9, 2004 #11
    I could find your IP address without IRC if I really wanted to find it. If you're worried someone could hack into your computer just by knowing your address you have bigger things to worry about. :smile:
  13. Apr 9, 2004 #12
    Yes, but the problem is that everyone can see your IP. Anyone who logs onto the channel.
  14. Apr 9, 2004 #13
    Yes, and? Anyone here could find the IPs of a lot more forum users with a very simple trick, even if they weren't shown on IRC.
  15. Apr 9, 2004 #14
    Why are you against masking?

  16. Apr 9, 2004 #15
    Who said I am against it? All I'm saying is that if you are worried someone could "hack" you if he'd known your IP address, you should be much more worried about securing your computer than anything else. :smile:
  17. Apr 9, 2004 #16
    stop it people, you're scaring everybody away from the chat ... and I can't find out ther IP addresses :tongue: :cool:
  18. Apr 9, 2004 #17
    Then why are you arguing...?

    Let's just leave it as "Masking would be nice."

  19. Apr 9, 2004 #18
    LOL kids, let's not turn this into an IP masking or Not Masking debate
  20. Apr 9, 2004 #19
    Cookiemonster and I are trying to not debate this. It's just someone else who claimed that masking IPs wouldn't be good, for absolutely no reason.

    Masking IPs keeps privacy from everyone who enters the channel #physics.
  21. Apr 9, 2004 #20
    Guys, he wasn't saying he's against IP masking.
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