Oh, forgot to mention. If you use a web client or use tor, that will
obscure the connection info by the nature of that connection ;).
On Mon, Dec 10, 2012 at 1:37 PM, Jon Gorman <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> You can also choose to anonymize yourself by choosing a nick that best represents something you're interested
>> in or identify with that is not used on other social spheres. It really is completely up to you on what you feel most
>> comfortable with and there is typically no hard/fast rules.
> One thing to keep in mind is that your nick might be anonymous, but
> irc in general is done "in the clear" and some connection information
> will be published by default. I think that's partially a legacy of how
> long IRC has been around.
> When someone logs into a channel you'll see something like
> [log in to unmask] There's ways to "cloak" that id by
> registering that nick and donating some money to the organization that
> runs freenode, pdpc. That's a bit trickier to setup. The user
> registration faq of freenode can be useful:
> So when someone who is registered and "cloaked" logs in, the
> connection will display something like [log in to unmask] has
> joined the channel. - I can't remember the exactg string).
> So just know that if someone is logging the channel (which is
> possible, there's plenty of clients and ways to do it) and you come in
> several times with different nicks but the same network address
> they'll know it's likely the same person.
> Jon Gorman