[Novalug] IRC chat and IP address privacy
Wed Dec 14 07:25:43 EST 2016
Good morning everyone.
I tend to use IRC to hop on to some Linux or some programming channels for immediate questions. What I noticed is that when I join, it shows my IP address and location information (almost DNS info). The IRC client displays "nickname (email@example.com) has joined the channel". This type of information leads to targeted attacks.
There are several users for whom that information is hidden. How can I protect myself by hiding the IP address and location information?
Thank you in advance for any information and advice.
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