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Re: [tor-talk] TorChat or other for IRC?
Thanks Moritz. It's somewhat disconcerting to see that you have to
register with these irc networks with some email address and nick
(unless I am mistaken).
On Thu, Jan 7, 2016, at 01:00 PM, Moritz Bartl wrote:
> On 01/06/2016 03:56 PM, andre76@xxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> > Is TorChat the usual program used for IRC?
> No. TorChat is a third-party application that uses its own protocol. It
> does not connect to IRC.
> > Or, there another irc client that's recommended?
> Not really. People use different clients, a popular one is irssi but it
> needs some learning. In order to properly use IRC, you need a client
> that stays connected 24/7. It does not help to pop into the chat and
> then ask a question only to disconnect a few minutes later.
> Conversations take place in an asychronous way, and often happen over
> the course of multiple days.
> > Where can it be downloaded from? There seem to be way too many places
> > to download TorChat.
> TorChat is an unofficial messenger for 1:1 conversation that does not
> support group chat and has not been approved or even looked at by Tor.
> For a long time, there was no protocol specification, just the code, and
> from a cursory look it seems to be still that way. I don't know anyone
> who is using it. An alternative but (from the looks of it) similar
> project is Ricochet, https://ricochet.im/ , which has a specification
> and is being developed by someone closer to the Tor team.
> Moritz Bartl
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