I’ve been tinkering more and more lately with irssi (tutorial coming up) as an IRC client and I recently also installed Bitlbee to allow gateway connections to outside IM protocols. Now, I can use my single IRC client to also connect to jabber, msn, etc and don’t need two clients.
Yes, I know there are clients out there that do this, like gaim. I’ve been using gaim for quite a long time but I think I am leaning now toward irssi as my full-time client. I’ll outline why in a future post, but this morning I wanted to outline installing and using Bitlbee gateway on an ubuntu machine.
In the interest of time I’m just going to link today to the writeup I did on the Ubuntu Community Docs. Check it out here. Comments and suggestions, as usual, are welcome here.
I have written up something similar, including using bip, an IRC proxy that lets you connect to your same session from anywhere:
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I just tried to set this up and everything appeared to work, yet I get connection refused when I try to connect.
ok, it’s official. I’m a moron. I didn’t have a curly brace on its own line. Eveyrthing works now.
Thanks for helping morons like me worldwide.
anyone can help me ?
its is posible to send msg to group on bitlbee – yahoo messenger?