Connecting with XChat
XChat has been essentially unmaintained for a decade and should not be used. In addition, XChat for Windows is proprietary software. To protect your freedom, you should consider using an open source IRC client, such as it's open source fork HexChat. If you insist on using unmaintained software, XChat for Linux and Mac are open source.
- From the menu, select
- If your nick name is blank, fill in your nick name with the bouncer username you registered. If your user name is blank, fill in your user name with the bouncer username you registered.
- At the bottom-left corner, click on the
+button to add a new network.
Name the network
network-bnc; for example, if you want to connect to
ircnow, name it
ircnow-bnc. Then, click on
- Select the
Hostname: the bouncer server address (it should look like
Use global user information
Nick name: the bouncer username you registered
User name: the bouncer username you registered.
- Select the
Auto connect to this network at startup
Use SSL for all the servers on this network
username/network:password-- for example, if your username is
john, the network you want to connect to is
ircnow, and your password is
abcde12345, then fill in
Connect in a new tabat the bottom of the left window.
- If you see a message saying ZNC is not yet connected to the network, type
/znc connect-- wait a few minutes to connect.