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Re: ERC through a gateway

From: J. David Boyd
Subject: Re: ERC through a gateway
Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2010 10:47:06 -0400
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Daniel Pittman <> writes:

> (J. David Boyd) writes:
>> (Paulo J. Matos) writes:
>>> I can only access irc in my company through a gateway. How can I setup erc
>>> to recognize the gateway? Or if I can't setup erc directly, is there a way
>>> I can setup machine to direct erc requests through the gateway?
>> I would dearly love to know how to do this as well.  My company blocks IRC,
>> and I miss it.
> ;; Because this is all I really ever use...
> (setq erc-server-connect-function #'dp/erc-connect-smartly)
> (defun dp/erc-connect-smartly (name buffer host port)
>   "Establish a connection via SSH, for home, or directly, for normal IRC,
> which allows me to nicely support multiple concurrent connections."
>   (if (string-match "rimspace\.net$" host)
>       (dp/erc-via-ssh-and-netcat name buffer host port)
>     (open-network-stream name buffer host port)))
> (defun dp/erc-via-ssh-and-netcat (name buffer host port)
>   "Establish a connection via ssh and netcat on the destination host"
>   (let ((process-connection-type nil)
>         (command (list "/usr/bin/ssh" host "nc" "-q" "1" host (int-to-string 
> port))))
>     (apply 'start-process name buffer command)))
> These days I would use the -W option to very recent OpenSSH, but this did the
> job back in the day.
> Obviously, season to taste for your own connection style, or write a suitable
> replacement for the third function, drop the second, etc...
>         Daniel

Thanks, lots to learn here, I see, as I have _no_ idea what most of the
above does, but I guess I'll figure it out!


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