magic tunnel

breadw

if you want to use IRC to chat with your friends on breadpunk, but don’t want to ssh in to the server every time, you can set up a magic tunnel.

all you have to do is run this command on your own computer:

ssh -N user@breadpunk.club -L localhost:6667:localhost:6667 &

replacing user with your breadpunk username and the first 6667 with the port you want to listen on.

then, in your IRC client, create a new server with that port and connect to it. in weechat, you’d do this:

/server add breadpunk localhost/6667 -autoconnect
/connect breadpunk

further reading

this information is a shorter version of the text found on ~nick’s page. breadw has also written a utility to make it easy to open tunnels, called mrgrctrnl.