GeekShed BNC’s no longer offered

GeekShed no longer offers it’s BNC Service, it has come to an end.

What are other methods?

  • Quassel IRC   is a modern, cross-platform, distributed IRC client, meaning that one (or multiple) client(s) can attach to and detach from a central core — much like the popular combination of screen and a text-based IRC client such as WeeChat, but graphical. 
  • WeeChat Full-featured IRC plugin: multi-servers, proxy support, IPv6, SASL authentication, nicklist, DCC, and many other features

Have a great day on GeekShed ;-)

Tom Coyote Wilson and the GeekShed Staff welcome you!

BNC Usability

Our BNC service now has 109 registered users. This is good. We do, however, get questions daily about connecting to it. Although I am sure this is mainly due to people not reading the manual, it’d be easier for all involved if there were clear instructions about how to connect to the BNC with different IRC clients.

For this, we need your help! Even if you don’t use the BNC service all we need to know is:

1) What client are you using and on which Operating System?
2) Do you need to install anything to get SSL working on your client of choice? If so, what?
3) What is the command to open a new server connection to on port 8888 using SSL?

Please post these as comments to this post. See the first comment (mine) as an example. Naturally, if someone else has already posted about a client you need not repeat the instructions unless their instructions were incorrect.

Thanks in advance for your time :)

BNC Service

GeekShed has today launched a free BNC service for users to use for connecting to the network. Find out all about it and get your BNC at