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After the freenode to libera transition: openSUSE:IRC list – openSUSE Wiki

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/06/18

For my link archive: [Wayback] openSUSE:IRC list – openSUSE Wiki


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On my research list: ZNC – advanced IRC bouncer

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/09/28

ZNC, an advanced IRC bouncer that is left connected so an IRC client can disconnect/reconnect without losing the chat session. Feel free to update pages which you think are improvable and don’t hesitate to ask for help.

Overview network scheme.png

You can find us in #znc on freenode.

Source: [WayBack] ZNC



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IRC Private Messages – /msg, /invite, /query, Internet Relay Chat

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/08/27

I’m from the BITNET RELAY era, so every now and then I need to get used to how things are done on IRC:

[WayBack] IRC Private Messages – /msg, /invite, /query, Internet Relay Chat

Summarised in my own words:

  • /msg nick single private message
  • /query nick¬†private channel


Some of my BITNET history:¬†xyzzy, Relay Conferencing before IRC even existed ¬ę The Wiert Corner ‚Äď irregular stream of stuff

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xyzzy, Relay Conferencing before IRC even existed

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/11/28

A while ago, I remembered xyzzy by David Bolen: a VAX/VMS program for the BITNET Relay conference system on BITNET/EARN. Yes, relay chat before IRC. Even ELIZA did operate as a chatbot on BITNET Relay.

I was part of it from the late 80s until the early 90s and vividly remember the chat rooms where at one time you could have smart people from all around the world participating: Asia, Middle East, Europe, North America and other regions.

All people had one thing in common: an enthusiastic vibe as they had immediately recognised what the benefits of near instant feedback were. World Wide before you had the WWW. It was addictive too (:

The most important Dutch relay node was HEARN which was named unlike the HNYKUN patterns at the University in Nijmegen (now Radboud Universiteit, but previously known as Katholieke Universiteit Nijmegen hence the KUN in the HNYKUN pattern).

I had an account at HLERUL52 (chemistry department) at first, then later at HLERUL5 as well (computer technology department). Only later I got an SMTP email address [Wayback/Archive]

Anyway: based on¬†the list of Bitnet/Earn links and connections below, you’d think you could plot a route.¬†The example is between me and¬†a¬†cyber friends who – in 1992 – I finally met in real life:

  1. Jeroen Pluimers <PCHPAPL@HLERUL52> /  <PLUIMERS@HLERUL5> ([Wayback/Archive]  and [Wayback/Archive])
  2. Peter Sawatzki <FE617@DHAFEU11> / <IN307@DHAFEU11> ([Wayback/Archive] and [Wayback/Archive])

But that table is not the only one, the actual routing tables were generated from [Wayback/Archive/Google] LINKSWT files (see below), which means that HEARN and DEARN had a direct connection collapsing the (expensive) transatlantic steps 3..5 into one.

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Kristian K√∂hntopp: Let’s have a chat – a taxonomy and some context (history and future; 20160606)

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/10/31

A few months ago was my first ever presence on IRC wich started like this:

[13:45]  bear with me: after BITNET relay chat, I've totally skipped the IRC thing, so
[13:46] * jeroenp_ is IRC n00b and wonders if netiquette is roughly the same as in the mid 1990s (:
[13:46]  jeroenp_: I don't think it changed a lot...
[13:46]  Cool: /me works on IRC too (:
[13:47]  Anyone having time to help me with `zypper dup` on Tumbleweed indicating `python3-urllib3-1.16-1.1.noarch requires python(abi) = 3.5` ?

I will post later on my own chat history (including BITNET Relay conference system on BITNET/EARN).

This post is just to mention a few keywords of¬†Let’s have a chat – a taxonomy and some context(This is a text I wrote for work, but it contains nothing work specific and I might as well drop it here.‚Ķ – Kristian K√∂hntopp – Google+

Kristian Köhntopp now basically uses his G+ as a blog ( is now defunct) with a great set of collections.

I’ve kept my blog as I find G+ very hard to search for content and a “bla bla” for me often is the fastest way to find something back that interests me.

Hence the keywords below on his post¬†Let’s have a chat – a taxonomy and some context.

  • Chat,¬†IRC,¬†ICQ, Jabber, Skype, Google Hangouts, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Slack and RocketChat
  • Google Wave, Apache Wave, Google Documents ¬†and Google Spaces.
  • Managing presence in adverse circumstances: status, /away, nickname renaming
  • Deliverables
  • One identity, many clients: a common history (federation, standards, XML, SIP, extensions, incompatibilities)
  • Many-to-Many conversations: Groups versus Places (rooms, channels, discoverability)
  • Media, bots (hello Eliza) and API
  • emoji, giphy and meme references


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