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**If everything is correct, your screen may have been stopped by a crash of our shellserver. You can check the <a href="http://www.ulyssis.org/status">status</a> section of our website for more information about possible downtimes.
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**If everything is correct, your screen may have been stopped by a crash of our shellserver. You can check the [http://www.ulyssis.org/status status] section of our website for more information about possible downtimes.

Revision as of 01:38, 11 May 2014

ULYSSIS hosts its own IRC server. (IRC stands for Internet Relay Chat, IRC on wikipedia)

Contact us on IRC

The public channel is simply called ulyssis, if you have a question, you can use IRC as a fast way to contact us. Details:

Server: irc.ulyssis.org
Channel: #ulyssis

To use IRC you'll need an IRC client, we advise the terminal based irssi for Linux (just use sudo apt-get install) and mIRC for Windows, but there are a lot of other free options.

Using irssi in a Screen

Our IRC server isn't very crowded and as you only see messages when you're connected, we advise you to run irssi in a screen. Members can run a screen on our shellservers, as they keep running 24/7 you can use them to keep track of your conversations.

Connect to the shellserver

Use the ssh command in the linux or mac terminal or PuTTY to connect on windows. Extensive information on how to do so can be found on Accessing shell servers over SSH.

Start irssi in a screen

  • When on the shellserver, enter screen to start a screen.
  • Enter irssi to start irssi in that screen.
  • Connect to the IRC server: /server irc.ulyssis.org
  • Connect to the public channel: /join #ulyssis

Screen usage

  • To exit the screen: press Ctrl-A and press D ('detach') to return to the shellserver.
  • To reconnect: enter screen -r or screen -DR (the latter will create a new screen if it wasn't already made).
  • Help I can't connect to my screen!
    • Check if you are on the right shellserver and didn't make a typing error.
    • If everything is correct, your screen may have been stopped by a crash of our shellserver. You can check the status section of our website for more information about possible downtimes.