You will need an external IRC client to connect.
I was starting to get chat withdrawal. Hopefully, normal chat will be resumed as soon as possible
to keep this at the top.
add 126.96.36.199 irc.fold.it
under the last entry
and chat works within foldit
So, doing it this way you can redirect foldit's built-in client?
yup, it'll redirct. adding that host line will make foldit think that server is the regular irc.fold.it server. just remember the change so you can reverse it once things go back to normal
for those that aren't comfortable setting up an irc client or changing system files. there is a web based client you can use at :
In case I ever figure out what IRC is, I wondered why my profile page shows an "IRC nick" as something other than my username (a username I tried to register with but wasn't allowed)? And does this forum have a search function or do you always have to put up with endless repeated newbie questions??
That means there is nothing to reset to get everything working again now that the server is repaired.
If you made changes to the hosts file, you should delete the irc.fold.it line, or comment it out. Comments in a hosts file start with a #.
So in your hosts file, this would remove the entry: