Sumea IRC channel has changed

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The IRC server we were using has been shut down, and we have moved to irc.oftc.net. So come and join us in #sumea.

souri's picture

Ah, I was about to post about that. Will have to edit Sumea's java chat to the new address.

redwyre's picture

can you add a host (ie irc.sumea.com.au) to sumea that we can use to redirect to an irc network?

souri's picture

I'm not sure if my webhost allows me to add subdomains or charges me for them to do it. Will have to look it up.

souri's picture

Ok, it looks like I can add subdomains, so an irc.sumea.com.au is possible, but it seems a bit limited (I can't put a / character as part of the address it points to). I'll have to probably put in a redirect script as a workaround [:X]. What address do you want irc.sumea.com.au to point to?

redwyre's picture

irc.oftc.net, you won't be able to use a redirect script, because irc doesn't use http :)

souri's picture

You can do it if you're using Chatzilla and Firefox. Anyway, how did you want irc.sumea.com.au to redirect to an irc network?

mcdrewski's picture

basically, I think redwyre means (forgive me if I'm wrong) that:

irc.oftc.net ---> 64.62.190.36
www.sumea.com.au ---> 66.148.2.51
irc.sumea.com.au ---> 64.62.190.36

So it would all happen at DNS level, and you'd never have to write a single line of code or layout.

souri's picture

Well, I've pointed irc.sumea.com.au -> irc.oftc.net (I can't point to ip addresses). I'm still not sure how this helps people get onto an irc chat in a sumea channel though??

souri's picture

Ok, the java chat client on Sumea now points to the new irc channel (and hey, it only took me over a month to change it! [;)]

http://www.sumea.com.au/sumeachat/login.htm

mcdrewski's picture

this needs to be updated in the sticky on in this forum section too.