[Novalug] IRC chat and IP address privacy

Keith Howell keith.c.howell@gmail.com
Wed Dec 14 09:50:43 EST 2016

You need to get a "cloak".

Depending on which network you belong to, these are obtained in different
ways. Some are for special groups, some are generic and can be issued by
the server admins.

Check the website for the IRC network you are on and you should find


On Dec 14, 2016 5:26 AM, "Subba Rao via Novalug" <novalug@firemountain.net>

> 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 (irc-client@x.x.x.x.washdc.verizon.net) 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.
>  Regards,
> Subbarao
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