HexChat

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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 […]