Community:IRC HowToConnect

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What is IRC?

Internet Relay Chat (IRC) has been around since 1988, and while its usage has been declining the past decade or so, it's still a place for users who share common interests to congregate.

How do I get on this crazy ride?

Depending on your level of expertise, there are several different ways. I'll start with the simplest, OS-agnostic ways and get into specifics farther down.


Arguably the easiest way is going to be via the web interface at - the only drawback is that it requires JavaScript, so there may be issues with Internet Explorer.

EFNet Login Page

Generic Settings for IRC Clients

The network name is EFNet The channel name is #splunk

Links to MAC Clients





Links to Windows Clients

mIRC - Setup Instructions

xChat - Setup Instructions


Links to Linux Clients


Links to other web clients



There are many other clients out there - please feel free to add your favorites to the list!

You can get a basic tutorial here - IRC Tutorial

See more about our community here - #Splunk IRC Community

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