HexChat

5 posts

Cuff-Link Network Update

Hello, We have finished updating the network to InspIRCd 3. InspIRCd 2 is end of life beginning June 2020 after a decade. InspIRCd 3 uses IRCv3 protocols (updated IRC for modern times), which provides better security and more advanced features as clients catch up. If you are experiencing strange issues such as nicklists not updating when people join or mode changes happen, wonky text formatting issues, or connection issues, try updating your client before joining […]

HexChat – Basic Setup on Cuff-Link

When you come to #help on Cuff-Link, we frequently recommend a switch to HexChat from any other desktop client. Most of the staff uses it, and the reason is simple — whether basic chatting needs or more complex network administration or channel administration needs, HexChat isn’t complicated, but it is powerful. Anyone can customise the program to a large extent just with the built-in options. It’s also available for Windows, Linux/BSD/etc., and Mac with mostly […]

Using SSLFP Authentication on Cuff-Link

This post details how to use SSLFP authentication on Cuff-Link. This particular method of authentication is nice for a couple of reasons, but the main one is that you don’t authenticate with a password, but rather an SSL certificate. This works in both mIRC and HexChat. Please note: You must use an SSL connection (port +6697) in order for the fingerprint to work. One of the advantages you’ll gain using this method in HexChat is […]

SASL Setup for HexChat

While this is specifically for setting up SASL on Cuff-Link using HexChat, this tutorial should work for any network that offers SASL connections to users. This is assuming that you already have a connection setup for Cuff-Link. 1. Open the Network List: 2. Choose Cuff-Link and Edit…: 3. Make sure your “User name” is the same as your NickServ account name, then select SASL (username + password) from the Login method dropdown: 4. Enter your […]