|HRConnect live chat system|
Welcome to the HRConnect live chat system.
If you are young please seek your parents permission before using this system.
The HRConnect chat system offers a public access multiuser chat service based on the
Internet Relay Chat system. We are currently utilizing the irc.757.org IRC server located in
Hampton Roads. This server can be accessed by a number of free client programs in addition to
the web based JAVA interface located here. Popular clients for Windows include
MIRC and PIRCH.
Popular clients for Apple Macintosh include Conversation and X-chat Aqua.
Popular clients for UNIX and Linux systems include ircII, BitchX and xchat.
This is a new feature
The 757 server network has existed since 1999 or so, but this is new to the web.
It may take some time for regular users to appear. Be patient. We are creating a
number of default channels such as #cars, #hottub, #hrconnect. If you have a club
or group that would like to maintain a channel for weekly meetings, email
firstname.lastname@example.org. We can setup a bot in the channel to always hold the channel
for you and give you control when you arrive.
Web Chat Access
Want to chat without having to use software? You can access the HRConnect
chat services via the web. Choose a handle and click OK to get started.
In the web chat window, at the bottom will appear buttons for windows. As you
join new channels you can jump between them, as well as a channel listing by using
those buttons. Similiar to the Microsoft Windows interface.
Notes on IRC
Anyone can create their own channel. As many people as you like can join the channel.
If you create your own channel, and you are the first person there, you own it. There
are special commands that allow you control to make the channel private, remote other
users, hide the channel from the list, set a password, and other features.
A few commands :
/join #bob Joins channel #bob. This will create it if it doesn't exist!
/leave #bob Leaves channel #bob.
/list Updates channel list
IRC (both web and the client software) make a connection on port 6667 to the server.
Some workplaces may ban the use of instant messaging programs, and may frown upon
the use of IRC. Many IT professionals these days probably won't know what IRC is,
but that is left for another discussion. Use at your own risk while at work.
There are actually companies that use IRC as a resource to their advantage, but others
maintain strict policy against the usage while at work. Check with your network
administrator, your employee guidebook, or the employee use policy regarding your