Internet Relay Chat

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Internet Relay Chat (IRC) is a chat protocol that has been around for a long time but still remains popular, especially among the open source crowd.

Virginia Tech Related IRC Channels

OFTC

irc.oftc.net is a smaller IRC service for smaller free cultural projects, including Tor. It allows access via ssl with it's self-signed cert, and tor.

#vtluug
Channel for the Linux and Unix Users Group
#vtcsec
Channel for the Cyber Security Club. A slack bridge is maintained in the channel
#ece2524
Official channel for ECE2524
#vtece
General chanel for Virginia Tech's ECE department
#cs-lounge
Channel for the Computer Science Lounge
#vtluug-gulag
Труд в Linux и Unix группы пользователей в Virginia Tech является делом чести, славы, мужества и героизма.

Freenode

irc.freenode.net is probably the most popular IRC service for free cultural projects. Big names like Wikipedia and Ubuntu have their official channels there.

#vtara
Channel for the Virginia Tech Amateur Radio Association
#ossie
Channel for the OSSIE software defined radio project
#vtfreeculture
Channel for Free Culture, defunct
##vt-enge1104
Unofficial channel for students in ENGE 1104. This was mainly used by students in the Spring 2012 lecture, but is no longer active.

2600net

irc.2600.net offers some nice features like SSL. Virginia Tech students typically primarily idle in just one channel on that server.

#va2600
Channel for 2600 readers, group members and others in Virginia, VT idlers minimal these days

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