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Offline Calvin

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Warhammer Chat is Back
« on: January 31, 2008, 05:35:16 PM »
Some of you may remember that quite a wile ago Warhammer-Empire.com had a chat feature. This was an IRC channel hosted by The Warhammer Forum which we were graciously allowed to use on our site as well.

This feature is now back, and can be accessed here:
http://www.warhammer-empire.com/pjirc/

Just click the link and you will be taken to a java-based chat, often filled with lots of other Warhammer Players.

The atmosphere is pretty relaxed, but be sure to behave, you are representing this site after all!

Some more details in the comments.
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Offline Calvin

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Re: Warhammer Chat is Back
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2008, 05:38:11 PM »
For more advanced IRC users, here are the details for configuring your own client:

Channel: #TWFchat
Server: irc.newnet.net

For those of you concerned about the security warning, here is an explanation from the PJIRC site:

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How does the security system work?

It seems nobody understands a single thing about the security system and code certification. If you read these lines, don't be afraid, you're not alone

The most important thing to understand is that an applet can't do anything without your explicit consent. If an applet was able to read or write files from or to your computer, to send them to any remote host, or any actions such as reading personal informations from your computer, then the internet would be a very dangerous place. Imagine a popup with such a java applet!

That's why an applet is only able to perform a very limited set of actions. Something an applet *CAN'T* do is to contact any remote host. That means that PJIRC *CAN'T* contact the irc server. Hopefully, there is an exception to this rule : an applet can contact a remote host if and only if this remote host is the web server from where the applet has been downloaded.

In other words, if the applet is downloaded from irc.somehost.com/anydir/pjirc_files, then pjirc will be able to contact irc.somehost.com, on any port, but not any other host.

To summarize, if you want pjirc to work without a popup, you MUST install your irc server on the same server as the one serving your chat applet. The rest of the "real" website may be on any other host. Some features such as DCC, and the built in ident server may still be disabled, but the applet will function otherwise.
Quote from: Rufas the Eccentric
Remember this every one, when in trouble just screem, CALVIN!
Quote from: Eight
I'd pay an extra 15 points or so to be able to take the engineer out back and shoot him.