Internet Relay Chat is the primary medium of communication for the LUG. IRC is a real-time chatting protocol that dates back to 1988 and is still the technology of choice among Open Source developers. Our channel, #ncsulug is hosted on, and usually has a few dozen members in the room at any given time.

If you don't have an IRC client, you can visit us by using the Freenode web client. If you just want to see what we're talking about, you can check out ~ShaBren's LiveLogger.

Please note that the IRC channel is a public forum and not all of the visitors in the channel are LUG members or students at NC State University.

ZNC Bouncer

If you really want to get the most out of IRC, a bouncer allows you to keep a connection alive in your channels 24/7 so that you never miss a beat when you're offline. We run a ZNC Bouncer for our members on the LUG Server, Short.

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