Friday, May 17, 2013

IRSSI: nick already in use error after a disconnect or network issue

This error pretty much annoyed the shit out of me where a temporary disconnect resulted in this error for a few minutes on freenode and irssi used to try using a different nick.

This can be solved by not authenticating using
/msg NickServ password mypass
 If SASL is used for authentication, Freenode servers knows beforehand what my nick is and doesn't complain about this error. The how-to guide for it can be seen here:  http://freenode.net/sasl/sasl-irssi.shtml

Another thing you might want to configure is:  http://scripts.irssi.org/html/keepnick.pl.html

This is one of those issues for which I was lazy enough to not search about it.



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