Connecting to IRC

From TARDIS Project

Note: If you already have a Tardis account this tutorial explains the best method to connect to Tardis IRC. (currently unavailable)

IRC is an online chat protocol which Tardis uses for day-to-day communication.

Connection Information


Port: 6697 (TLS - tick 'use TLS/SSL' in your client)

Channel: #tardis


Both irssi and weechat are installed on fez and torchwood. There's also Shout Web irc (currently unavailable)

Other Clients

There are a range of IRC clients most of which take some getting used to - here are some recommendations:

Cross Platform

  • Pidgin ([1]) - Does just about everything chat-wise.


  • mIRC ([2]) - The most popular IRC client (free but you get messages on startup asking you to pay)


  • XChat ([3]) - Windows version isn't free but a nice GUI linux chat client.
  • irssi ([4]) - Console based IRC client, clean and highly configurable.
  • weechat


  • KiwiIRC ([5]) - Pleasant browser-based chat client; however most native clients are more reliable and should be used when possible.
  • mibbit ([6]) - Another browser-based chat client.