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VanessaTL
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Newbie needing help using Tor with IRC

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Hello,
I'm on a wifi network that has blocked access to LinuxMint chat IRC (irc.spotchat.org). I thought that if I could somehow Torify my IRC, I could bypass the blockage.

I'm using hexchat.
I've installed tor browser, tor, tor-geoipdb, but I don't know what to do now.

UPDATE: I'm on https://trac.torproject.org/projects/to ... ndowsMacOS.
The links to https://trac.torproject.org/projects/to ... 20Manually
and https://trac.torproject.org/projects/to ... er%20Hosts don't work.
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Re: Newbie needing help using Tor with IRC

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VanessaTL wrote:I'm on a wifi network that has blocked access to LinuxMint chat IRC
So you're banned from the channels and want help to circumvent the ban? Or do I misunderstand.

In any case, spotchat network doesn't permit Tor nodes from connecting so using Tor won't work to connect to channel on the spotchat network anyway.
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Re: Newbie needing help using Tor with IRC

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xenopeek, the channels have not banned me. It's the wifi network's overly strict filtering policy.
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Re: Newbie needing help using Tor with IRC

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AFAIK spotchat network doesn't permit Tor nodes from connecting so using Tor won't work to connect to channel on the spotchat network.
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Re: Newbie needing help using Tor with IRC

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xenopeek wrote:AFAIK spotchat network doesn't permit Tor nodes from connecting so using Tor won't work to connect to channel on the spotchat network.
So how can I connect to spotchat network in my situation? What can I do, short of going some other place where IRC chat isn't unnecessarily banned?
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mockturtl wrote:Use a browser client.

https://www.irccloud.com
https://kiwiirc.com
I'm using http://spotchat.org/connect/.

But I'd rather use hexchat because it logs the chats.
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Spotchat's web interface is kiwi.

irccloud's mobile clients deliver missed chat history when you come online. I'm not sure about the web client.
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Re: Newbie needing help using Tor with IRC

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SpotChat Admin here.

Let me first say that yes, we do block TOR from connecting to the network. I also didn't go through the trouble of setting up kiwiIRC on the website just so people can get one over on their IT guy. They blocked the IRC ports for a reason, however stupid that reason may seem to you.

So my answer to you is: Go somewhere that permits you to use IRC, and you will have no problem using HexChat.
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