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Internet Relay Chat (IRC) is a system that facilitates transfer of messages in the form of text. The chat process works on a client/server model of networking. IRC clients are computer programs that a user can install on their system. These clients are able to communicate with chat servers to transfer messages to other clients. It is mainly designed for group communication in discussion forums, called channels, but also allows one-to-one communication via private message.

The Cr@ns provides a IRC server for his members.

How to connect?

If you already know how to connect an IRC client.


Several channels are available on our server.

You can type /list to have a complete list of all channels.

Installing and using IRC

If you have no software for IRC, this part should interest you.

Using the web interface

The web interface is available here: No configuration is needed in this case.

This solution is unadvised for daily connection because she is less convenient than a proper software.

With Pidgin

Pidgin is a free software available on several operating systems (Linux, Windows) and enable you to discuss on IRC, Jabber, AIM, etc.

With Hexchat

Hexchat is the free non-official version of X-Chat.

Using zamok

Useful commands

To execute a command, just type /COMMAND ARGUMENTS in the chat windows.

All the commands could be found here:

Encoding problems

This part concerns mainly french-speaking people because french accented letters can be encoded in different ways. On the Cr@ns server, the convention is to use UTF-8.

CransWiki: VieCrans/UtiliserIrc/LangEng (last edited 2014-05-15 14:11:32 by Wiki20-100)