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How You Can Connect to eZ Chat

eZ Chat is accessible via a web based java applet (PJIRC) supplied on this site (visit "Home") or via an external IRC client (such as mIRC).

Using the Java Client

In order to access a chat session using PJIRC, simply do the following:

  1. click on the "Home" link in the top navigation
  2. if you are not logged in, a login form will appear. Type in your HTMLeZ username and password and click "Login"
  3. a list of chat sessions you have permission to join will be listed. Click on the title of the chat session you wish to join.
  4. at this Point,the PJIRC java applet will begin to load. Be patient, this can take up to two minutes on slower machines/connections.
  5. when the applet finally loads, you will be in the appropriate chat room.
  6. enjoy your chat!

Using an External IRC Client

If PJIRC is not working, or if you have an external IRC client you're comfortable with, you may connect using the following steps:

  1. click on the "Home" link in the top navigation
  2. if you are not logged in, a login form will appear. Type in your HTMLeZ username and password and click "Login"
  3. a list of chat sessions you have permission to join will be listed.
  4. the IRC channel number for a specific chat session is given in parentheses at the end of the chat title. Remember this number.
  5. launch your IRC program
  6. modify your personal information to reflect the following:
    • full name:
    • email address:
    • nickname: <this must be your HTMLeZ username>
    • alternative: <your HTMLeZ username>
  7. if this is your first time connecting, you will need to create a new server entry with the following information:
    • description: eZ Chat
    • IRC server: chat.aero.und.edu
    • port: 6667
    • group: <none>
    • password: <your HTMLeZ password>
  8. connect to the eZ Chat server
  9. once connected, type the command: /join #<the IRC channel number for your chat session>
  10. hit enter
  11. enjoy your chat!

Third party IRC clients can be a great way to access your chat sessions if you encounter problems using the web-based java chat client. For a list of popular IRC clients, please visit our IRC Clients page. If you have a favorite IRC client that you do not see listed, please let us know by using our Feedback Form. We are always interested in trying new software!