The channel was re-opened to have a place with active mac underground chat.
We chose the Undernet irc network due to its popularity, "wild west style"
and ideas. The idea is for a place to ask and give support as well as daily
place to chat with people that have similar interests. Topics range from mac
hacking and security to daily and personal stories. We encourage everyone
to visit and even idle on the chan to see what the experience is like.
Brought to you by MacShadows, the channel is #ugm on the Undernet
Irc network. It was originally started by Spratt_ and Vaccine, now re-opened
by Spratt_, BugsBug, Omega, Vaccine, and Mancow. Everyone with good
intentions and seeking or offering help is welcome to the channel. The channel
has a large number of ops and members which are usually on (active or idle).
Link to us :
|What is IRC?
|What is it?
IRC ( Internet Relay Chat ) is a virtual meeting place where people from all
over the world can meet and talk; you'll find the whole diversity of human
interests, ideas, and issues here, and you'll be able to participate in group
discussions on one of the many thousands of IRC channels, on hundreds of IRC
networks, or just talk in private to family or friends, wherever they are
in the world.
How do I get it?
There is many irc clients for all sorts of platforms, Ugm has a page
with some mac irc clients here
A good choice for more tech-savvy users would be x-chat
(both available for multiple platforms).
Our recommended client for mac users is an aqua/gui
version of x-chat which is extensive, powerful, and easy to use, X-chat
aqua is available here
is also a new client out there called Conversation
, which is a newer irc
client made to look similar to iChat, it is very user-friendly.
More helpful links :
|#UGM Frequently Asked Questions
|Q: What are the two status bars to the right of the input box in X-chat
A: The status bars show the amount of lag in your connection to an irc server,
if they fill up chances rae there is a network split coming.
Q: Can I be an OP?
A: Sorry, we don't need any more operators. Heck, we don't even like being
operators, the bots are usually in charge.
Q: Where is everyone?
A: If you joined the channel and don't see activity, it's probably because
it's a bad time. Most people on the channel on are US time zones, but if you
stick around for a bit longer somebody is usually awake.
Q: Why is Mancow so weird?
A: Frankly, nobody knows. I blame ripper and his parents for corrupting his
Q: Can I add my bot to #UGM?
A: No, only bots approved by channel staff will be allowed.
Q: Where does the channel's stand on asking for warez?
A: Do it outside the channel. The channel is for talk about mac security and
hacking, along with daily life. If you need or want to share warez, just do
it through Dialog, not in the channel.
Q: What is the purpose of the bots?
A: Well the bots manage the channel, they give people voice and op the staff
when needed. They also are packed with a bunch of great information, so feel
free to talk to them.