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IRC is short for Internet Relay Chat. This is a chat service run on independent server networks. It requires no registration. UCIP users can use the #UCIP channel on the KDFS network to talk to other UCIP users.

Getting connected

IRC in your browser

If your browser is Opera (or Firefox with Chatzilla installed), just click here.

You can change your nickname using the /nick yournamehere command, (reloading the page will also allow you to change your nickname - however it will disconnect you).

Type your chat on the line and press enter. You can try /me is dancing.

IRC Client

An IRC client typically remembers your nick name, it allows easy access to multiple chats on multiple servers, can beep when someone mentions your name in chat, and more. If you find yourself using the browser-based IRC regularly, you should consider using a "real" IRC client.

For a listing of IRC commands, see here.

You may already be using software that can connect to IRC.

  • Some Instant Messaging programs already know IRC, especially the open source ones: Gaim/Pidgin, Miranda, and Trillian support the IRC protocol, and there may be others.
  • Your browser may have an integrated irc client (e.g. Opera 7.50 and above) or support an IRC extension (e.g. Chatzilla for Firefox)
  • You can download a dedicated IRC client with a slate of options. Many people use mIRC, but have a look at wikipedia:Comparison of Internet Relay Chat clients to find many more. Click on Date of latest to find actively supported versions.

Server settings

Round Robin Server info:


If you're having difficulties with the above, you can also try directly connecting to the servers:


If you are having issues connecting to port 6667, the following ports are also available for connection 6659, 6668, 6669, 7000.

Registering your Nickname (optional)

You can register your nick name so that no other users can impersonate you, but that is entirely optional.
To register your account with kdfs, type
/msg nickserv register <userpass> <useremail>
To log into your registered account, type
/msg NickServ Identify <accountpass>
once you have connected to kdfs.

Sounds for Simulation

You can add sound effects to your simulated experience by downloading the *.WAV files found here and linking them to your IRC sound bank.

IRC Rules

What happens on IRC, stays on IRC!

The IRC channels are separate entities from the wiki. This means that LCARS policies do not apply to IRC, and by extension, users will not necessarily be banned from the wiki because of something that was said on IRC. Likewise, users who have been banned from LCARS will still be allowed to use the IRC channels. Lastly, users who are banned from one IRC channel should not be banned from the other channels for that reason alone.

Most importantly, though, this means that any discussions on IRC that pertain to LCARS can not be considered authoritative until the subject is posted on the wiki. This is required so that wiki editors who do not utilize the IRC channels can be given a chance to comment on the subject before any action is taken. If the issue concerns a minor change to an article, then it can simply be noted in the edit summary that the change was discussed on IRC. Otherwise, a summary of the IRC discussion should be posted to an appropriate talk page for further comments.


To add a userbox to your page indicating that you are a frequenter of our IRC channel, add {{User IRC}} to your userpage. You will automatically be placed in a category with other IRC users.

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