@jrss one way would be to
- start a tls proxy to irc server with netcat, instructing it to perform the authentication using your certificate
- nudge rcirc to utter upon startup "CAP REQ sasl\r\nCAP END\r\nAUTHENTICATE EXTERNAL\r\nAUTHENTICATE +\r\n" instead of the usual authentication. This shouldn't be hard for anybody with a grasp of elisp.
Another way i heard is bouncers that can do SASL.
@polezaivsani all these jumps just to pop in and say "hi, my (menu-bar-mode -1) doesn't work, oh wait, I have something else that activates it later by mistake, nevermind..."?
I mean, I understand I need to put some effort in but this sounds crazy. Maybe I'll figure out what's wrong with hexchat :/
@jrss you only need that if you want to stick with rcirc.
And of course there are much easier ways to tune in onto irc. Freenode has a webchat which would do just fine for this job.
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