IRC on Linux de-mystified for new users only

IRC on Linux de-mystified for new users only

The other day, I was trying to fix something in my firefox and found that the way to go was to login to IRC and go to the mozilla server and join #firefox.

Though IRC is quite native to Linux, I did not know where to start. So, I noted down the list of steps that need to be done to get you started. (Note this may not be new to most of you).

First install a IRC client like xchat-gnome. To do that

sudo yum install xchat-gnome

Once that is done, just fire up your xchat-gnome. you might have to enter some details for the first time 🙂

If you want to join a server not listed in the list, then you can add the server:

Go to Edit -> Preference -> Network -> Add

and add the server.

Note: If you are running squid and getting an error

for being behind open proxy then you should deny all hosts and allow just your intranet or just your host 🙂


mussh – Multihost SSH wrapper


Mussh is a shell script that allows you to execute a command or script over ssh on multiple hosts with one command. When possible mussh will use ssh-agent and RSA/DSA keys to minimize the need to enter your password more than once.

It is a utility for system administrators maintaining more than one hosts. The utility will help the admin to execute the same command on multiple hosts with a single command.

Here are few examples:

mussh -H ./linuxhosts -C spfiles/
mussh -c \”cat /etc/hosts\” -h


Usage: mussh [OPTIONS] <-h host.. | -H hostfile> [-c cmd] [-C scriptfile]


Linux Contractor Fired for Using Firefox/Linux

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This is a complicated story but one that must be told. I\’m not sure there is anything that can be done about it except rage at the moon…

But it needs to be told none the less.

Did I mention it gets complicated? It does, but it does so for a reason. Let\’s introduce the starting lineup.

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