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boringskip wrote

IRC exposes your IP to anyone who wants it, without special non-standard server settings. Also it's complicated and people hate downloading desktop apps these days.

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___ wrote

That only happens on misconfigured servers or when it's done on purpose by the admins either due to ignorance or because they don't care about privacy, see here: https://www.unrealircd.org/docs/Cloaking

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boringskip wrote

it seems like /whois worked on every server i was ever on, until freenode made some changes

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___ wrote

The configuration I linked hides your IP from anyone using /whois. I don't recommend using a popular network because you never know what goes on behind the scenes, it is better if a trusted member of the community runs their own IRC server and properly configures it.

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