IRC Bouncer

IRC (Internet Relay Chat) is a protocol used to facilitate group communication. Although antiquated by modern standards, IRC remains a critical social network for developers for companies and open source teams to this day.

An IRC Bouncer is necessary to idle on an IRC server and receive private messages when a user is away. Some IRC Bouncers can even be configured to send mobile devices push notifications upon mentions, which is critical for a


Quassel IRC is a modern, cross-platform, distributed IRC client, meaning that one (or multiple) client(s) can attach to and detach from a central core.


Add user account through command line:

Run the following command, and you can set up a user that can be used through quasselcore remotely:

sudo quasselcore --configdir=/var/lib/quassel --add-user



Screen + Irssi

If you're fine with a desktop, and have SSH access to a server or VPS, try this combo.

  • Irssi ConnectBot