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Contact Us

Email
directors@ents.ca

IRC
#ents on irc.freenode.net
To chat with ENTS members now, please launch our QWebIRC Client Once you've connected, type "/nick" followed by your desired username to change your nickname. Example "/nick nickname"
If you are a regular visitor to our chat room, consider requesting an account on our IRC Shell Server

Phone
(780) 701-9400

Address
11234 109 Ave NW
Edmonton, AB
T5H 1E2

Mailing lists

We are currently operating two mailing lists.
One is hosted via our google account and is used for announcements to the membership, you can request to be added or removed by emailing the directors address above.
The second list is members-discuss, a fairly standard mailman list to be used by all members to organize projects, find materials, and to source out skills, support and references.
You can manage your members-discuss membership settings here

IRC Shell Server

What is this and why would I want it?
Basically, if you always want be connected to the ENTS irc channel, this is one of the best ways to do it. Some reasons one might want to stay connected would be wanting to read the channel log without having to always be connected yourself, to receive message that were left for you while you were away, to maintain a registered nick without having to worry about still being logged in somewhere else.
There's a few pretty good reasons but basically, many of us just find it easier.
If you would like to have an account on the ENTS IRC Shell Server, please contact the Network Infrastructure Committee
Once you have your account please use the directions below to connect.


Connecting

Step (01)
Once you've got your credentials, connect to members.ents.ca via SSH Using kitty or the terminal emulator of your choice.

Step (02)
When prompted, log on using your credentials, all characters are case sensitive, including usernames. Myname is different than myname. Usernames should be lowercase.

Step (03)
Launch Screen by typing "screen" and hitting enter

Step (04)
Launch weechat-curses by typing "weechat-curses" and hitting enter

Step (05)
Reconnecting to your multiplexer session by typing "screen -rd".

Note 1 You should change your password on your first login from the temporary one provided to you. To do this, simply type "passwd" and then enter a new password when prompted.
Note 2 If you're using kitty and you give your connection a title under "Saved Sessions" and then click save, you can simply load your connection instead of having to type the address every time.
Note 3 You need only to launch your multiplexer if you don't already have a session running, If it's already running simply reconnect as in Step (05)
Note 4 The Shell server was upgraded/replaced on November 10th, 2014. New accounts will need to be created. Please contact a director or nic@ents.ca for an account. The new server SSH host key finger print is db:4e:f4:70:2d:98:d5:40:fb:95:37:91:63:2d:4f:e1


Documentation

There are official guides for all apps mentioned here, please refer to them for advanced features
putty
kitty
screen
weechat-curses
Weechat Setup Commands


Common WeeChat Commands

Navigating Buffers: If you're in buffer 2 and want to focus on buffer 5 press alt+5.
If you're in buffer 2 and want to focus on buffer 5 press alt+→ three times. You will step to buffer 3, then 4 then 5.

Closing Buffers: To close a buffer, type "/close"


For questions, please either connect using the (QWebIRC) app or mail The Network Infrastructure Committee

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