[Novalug] IRC chat and IP address privacy

Zachary Zebrowski zak.zebrowski@gmail.com
Thu Dec 15 10:31:50 EST 2016


Just fyi - there is also a site which is a pointer to multiple vps /
virtual machines "in the cloud" at https://lowendbox.com/​ , at various
price points.  They also have reviews of the better & worse services out
there.

On Wed, Dec 14, 2016 at 9:50 PM, Stuart Gathman via Novalug <
novalug@firemountain.net> wrote:

> On 12/14/2016 07:25 AM, Subba Rao via Novalug wrote:
> > 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.
> Rent a small VPS for $15/yr (e.g. 128M at ramnode.com).  Install ZNC.
> Connect to the IRC chats through ZNC.  The IRC servers see the IP of
> your VPS.  In addition, ZNC stays logged in to chats, and saves comments
> in a buffer, playing them back the next time you connect to ZNC for that
> channel.
>
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