You're quite right - a typical IRC proxy doesn't use the normal web proxy (HTTP) method so Authoxy is not going to be any use. That said, it appears there are some "last resort" implementations that attempt to work through a HTTP proxy, although at the sacrifice of DCC and Ident etc.

If you can find a Mac IRC client with "web" proxy support, it may be worth a go. But as you say, have 6667 open at the firewall is the best way to go.

By the way, I second the Colloquy recommendation - it's a very nice IRC client under constant development. Might be worth checking for a HTTP Proxy option.


On 13/01/2008, at 4:12 PM, Daryl Spitzer wrote:

I've since found Linkinus--which looks as good or better than Snak and
which can be configured to use proxies--but I can't get it to connect.
 Then it occurred to me that the port used for IRC (6667?) probably
just isn't open in our firewall.  Authoxy isn't going to help me with


On Jan 12, 2008 4:34 PM, Daryl Spitzer <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
Has anyone used an IRC client with Authoxy?  I've never used IRC (but
I'd like to start).

I tried Ircle, and tried configuring it to use Authoxy's proxies at, but it didn't work. I found the UI somewhat confusing and dated, so I then tried Snak, which looks pretty good. But I don't
see any way to configure it to use proxies.

Do you have a (Mac OS X) IRC to recommend, and do you know how to
configure it to use Authoxy?

Daryl Spitzer

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