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Date: Mon, 11 Apr 2011 18:23:11 +0300
From: Shinnok <>
CC: "(GalaxyMaster)" <>
Subject: Re: irc channel for Openwall

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Hi Galaxy,

On 04/11/2011 04:39 AM, (GalaxyMaster) wrote:
> Shinnok,
> On Sun, Apr 10, 2011 at 06:49:47PM +0300, Shinnok wrote:
>> I have been looking for an official irc channel for Openwall where
>> people can ask questions or just idle around on issues pertaining to
>> JtR, Owl, oss-security and everything Openwall in general. Is there an
>> #openwall  channel somewhere or for individual projects like #owl? I
> [...]
>> A good place for such a channel would be freenode of course and I'm the
> It might have been a good idea to check FreeNode for '#openwall' before
> posting the message above :).  The channel is #openwall and it is on
> FreeNode.

Figured that out, the irc client I used doesn't show channels with less
then 5 members by default on list or it had 0 users, in which case the
server will not list it at all.
The channel is registered(through freenode) to Openwall right?

> Anyway, your message is still valuable since you brought a more general
> question of Openwall IRC presence not just #openwall.  My thoughts on
> this is that you are free to start any additional channels as you see
> appropriate and if people find it useful we can make these channels
> official for the corresponding project of Openwall.

Merely creating them is not enough, advertising such support channels is
necessary too, and I can't do that nor have any authority to do it.

The best place to advertise such support channels would be an
announcement on mailing lists + post and mention in as well as in the wiki and README's of projects
+ patience(and they will come). :D
Merely creating the channel and waiting for people to join is not going
to work, as you i suppose you already knew.


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