Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) is a protocol used to encrypt data. IRC users are encouraged to use SSL as it allows them to have an encrypted connection to a network. Below is a guide that will demonstrate how to set up and utilise SSL.
- Download the SSL software from here.
- Download and run this file.
- Complete the set
- Restart mIRC and then connect to networks using the SSL port, ask the network admin for the SSL port. Example: ”/server irc.paradoxirc.net:+6697″
As you connect to the network a dialog will appear that will contain information regarding the networks SSL certificate. Click “Automatically accept this certificate in the future” and it wont appear again.
Success! You are now SSL enabled.
Just pass the -ssl parameter when connecting. Example:
/server -ssl irc.example.net 6697