- For AOL Instant Messenger/ICQ, we advise that you use Daniel Reed's NAIM, which you can access by running the "naim" command.
- If you get an error complaining about colors, we suggest you run it from inside a screen. This will also allow you to logout and still have your NAIM process running, taking messages. For more info on screen, type "man screen".
- Read the Unofficial FAQ for more NAIM tips.
- For Yahoo, MSN, Jabber, etc, there are other popular console programs. At the time of this edit, none of them are compatible with OpenBSD (the OS silenceisdefeat.org uses).
- If you know of any other messenger programs that do work with OpenBSD 4.0 (and up) you would like installed, or you want one tested, e-mail this request to Support and they will consider it.
- For Internet Relay Chat (IRC), we advise that you use IRSSI, which you can access by running the "irssi" command. Very extensive help (especially for beginners) is located at irssi.org. To set the hostname use "irssi -h hostname"
- We also have BitchX installed, which can be access by running the "BitchX" command. Help is provided at http://faq.bitchx.org/browse.php
If you are interested in using IRC to talk to other SD members, why not come visit the Official SD IRC channel? Located at irc.oftc.net #sd there are usually some members or admins talking about everyday life, changes to the system, news, whatever. Irssi already defaults to connecting to this server and channel anyway :P Come make new friends :) Also, we have a IRC Quotes page if you'd like to check it out. The #sd irc channel now has a number of public commands available to sd connected users only. See Radia for command syntax.
IRC channel rules
- To talk to users on the system, you can use the "write" command. Your best bet is "man write" before you try anything. Note that a user's ttyname can be seen with the "who" command.
- There are 2 programs, talk and ytalk, that are gui's for the "write" command. "man talk" and "man ytalk" for their respective man pages.