CS Support run an experimental IRC service for use within the School. This is a very early stage pilot service and quite experimental. See IRC for more information. It was first announced on our blog in November 2013.

If you are familiar with IRC, point your clients to irc.ncl.ac.uk and say hello! The service is currently available to connect to on campus only. We have installed some IRC tools onto ritchie, our time share server: the client irssi, the bouncer tool bhp and the screen and tmux terminal multiplexers.

The channel #cs exists for general Computing Science discussion and #social is available for anything-goes chat. Feel free to create your own channels as you see fit.

If you have any questions, comments or suggestions for this service, please get in touch. The next steps for this service are some introductory guides for IRC for the uninitiated and some preparations to make the server publically accessible, to aid extra-institution collaboration.