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BitlBee is a neat daemon that allows you to use certain IM protocols (such as Jabber, ICQ, MSN, AIM and Yahoo) with your favourite IRC client by connecting to the BitlBee daemon and chatting with your IM buddies just like you do it everyday on IRC.

Public BitlBee Server[edit]

Just grab your favourite IRC client (e.g. irssi) and connect to BitlBee.glined.DE:6660 (zakx' server).

You'll automaticly join #bitlbee.

You may get some help by saying "help quickstart".

After setting up your IM accounts, let BitlBee connect by saying "account on". :) Notice that voiceless users are away and BitlBee doesn't show offline users. BitlBee does support Jabber groupchats. You mark yourself as away by using /away just as on every real IRCd, and vice versa you're able to look at peoples away messages by /WHOISing them.

some impressions[edit]

223901 <@zakx> account on
223902 <@root> Trying to get all accounts connected...
223902 <@root> JABBER - Logging in: Connecting
223902 <@root> JABBER - Logging in: Connected
223902 <@root> JABBER - Logging in: Requesting Authentication Method
223902 <@root> JABBER - Logging in: Authenticating
223903 <@root> JABBER - Logged in
223903 -!- schriftkind [*] has joined #bitlbee
223903 -!- mode/#bitlbee [+v schriftkind] by root
223903 -!- ingmar [*] has joined #bitlbee
223903 -!- vloeck [*] has joined #bitlbee
224027 <@zakx> angelos: hi!
224042 -!- dominic [*] has joined #bitlbee
224045 -!- mode/#bitlbee [+v dominic] by root
224049 < angelos> zakx: hi!
224156 <@zakx> info angelos 
224157 <@root> ICQ - User Info
224157 <@root> UIN: * - Nick: angelos
224157 <@root> Gender: Male
224201 -!- dominic [*] has quit [Leaving...]
224222 -!- angelos [*]
224222 -!-  ircname  : angelos
224222 -!-  server   : [OSCAR network]
224222 -!-  away     : Invisible
224222 -!- End of WHOIS