Linux Users of GAB IRC Channel

We found this great USA Based Internet Relay Chat: IRC.USAIRC.ORG. Because their whole network is based and hosted in USA, there are no speech codes and the freedom of speech prevails under the US constitution. 1st amendment applies. We created the channel #GABLinuxUsers, to be an extension of the group "Linux Users of GAB".

Why using IRC?

You can also experience IRC with their web chat interface at

To Connect

To join the network with SSL/TLS, open your favorite IRC client and connect to: port 6697

Choose a user name or nick.

Your user name should consist only of the letters from A-Z, the numbers from 0-9 and certain symbols such as “_” and “-“. It may have a maximum of 16 characters.

/nick My_Nick_Name

Join our channel

Finally, type the following command to join our channel #GABLinuxUsers

/join #GABLinuxUsers

Now you can talk FREELY, and have Fun in real-time!!


Register your nick or user name.

Type the following command and replace “My_Passwd” with a password that will be easy to remember, and replace “My_Email_Address” with your email address.

/msg nickserv register My_Passwd My_Email_Address

Check your e-mail and verify your account.

After you register, you will not be able to identify to NickServ until you have verified your registration. To do this, check your email for an account verification code. Please, check your spam or junk email folder if no email is received within five minutes.

Identify with Nickserv

SASL is the recommended way to identify, if your client supports it. Each time you connect, you should sign in, or “identify” yourself, using the following command:

/msg nickserv register My_Nick_Name My_Email_Address

Some Linux IRC clients

There are several IRC clients that are actively being developed, that you can use on a Linux desktop.

Some Android IRC clients

Some several IRC clients are available on Android.