| I just want to get on IRC - don't bore me with details|
No problem. Jump to the Channels subpage.
The B²IRC WWW.IRC allows people to access certain channels on B²IRC via a
standard web browser. This is accomplished via our
CGI:IRC gateway so unlike with Java based
clients, you don't need to have direct Internet access. All you need is a web browser:
Mozilla, Netscape 6+ and Internet Explorer 5+ will provide you the
Opera, Netscape 4, Konqueror and even Links will work with the basic interface. Rumour has it IE versions 3 and 4 also work more or less sufficiently
The interface is automatically detected based on your browser
Choose a channel from the Channel subpage. All you need
to do is enter a nickname of your choice. You may only join a channel which has specifically
requested WWW.IRC access to be allowed.
If you wish to have WWW.IRC access for your channel, please contact an operator through the #opers channel.
Read more details on the Applying subpage. For information on
including WWW.IRC on your channel's web page, see the Usage subpage.
For the paranoid ones out there, you may choose to access this site via
HTTPS as well. However, it's worth noting that the communication between
IRC servers and between normal clients isn't encrypted. In other words,
IRC isn't that secure.
WWW.IRC Secure mode.