On networks that don’t hide your IP or hostname automatically on connect, your IP is exposed for everyone to see and possibly abuse.
Also there are many reasons you might not want to show everyone from what point of the world you are connecting from and/or want to add a little more anonymonity to your online activities.
You can do so by connecting to IRC via TOR – dubbed “The Onion Router” – how exactly that works and is set up is shown in a small tutorial video we’ve put online.
In this video we’ve used a virtual machine running Ubuntu “Karmic Koala” and the IRC-client XChat for our setup – but the same principles apply to any other client or operating systems, although the steps you need to take will differ.
Watching the video in HD for better readability of the on-screen instructions etc. is recommended.
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