IRC clients

There are vairous IRC clients, for our sessions you can use either xchat or hexchat client on your computer.

XChat or hexchat

XChat/hexchat is a popular Internet Relay Chat (IRC) client. It has a choice of a tabbed document interface or tree interface, support for multiple servers and is highly configurable.

How to install?

For Fedora:

# dnf install xchat

For Ubuntu:

# apt-get install xchat

For windows please download hexchat from their site.

Configurations Steps

Default xchat will open in network selection window where you have to select FreeNode and then connect.


After connect you will see connection complete window where you have option to join channel (provide dgplug)


After pressing OK, you are now in main window and joined dgplug channel. Now you have register your nickname to make sure someone else not using it.


You will get a verification mail for your registration and same you have to execute in XChat window.


Enjoy Xchating ...