I don't know that this is the folder that this should be in, if not, I'm sorry. But anyway, I have been trying to get onto IRC for a while now and just found out the school's firewall blocks it. I emailed the tech people here and this is what I got back.... "Unfortunately IRC has been blocked on the JMU network for some time now. There is a workaround with a Peregrin accounts and the putty client but users are on their own to get it set up for IRC use." Can anyone help me out? I don't really know what that means. Or if you know another way to get around the firewall.