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/server -m Libera.Chat #268977 24/05/21 06:20 AM
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Something for users to be aware of as they add the new Libera.Chat network to their alt+E servers list.

Normally, you can open a connection like "/server -m freenode" and mIRC recognizes this as a group-name, and uses the groupname 'freenode' in the server list to find the server address.

However, because the new Libera.Chat network has a period in the $network string, you currently can't include the period as part of the serverlist groupname. If you use "/server -m Libera.Chat", mIRC assumes this is a hostname and instead tries to connect to a literal Libera.Chat hostname instead of looking for Libera.Chat as a group name.

Either the groupname in serverlist needs to be something like LiberaChat without the period, or there needs to be a -g switch to force the <server/group> string to be seen as a groupname, or mIRC would need to change to check for a groupname first even if the string contains a period.

Re: /server -m Libera.Chat [Re: maroon] #268993 26/05/21 07:02 AM
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A few other network names in the servers list have the same issue :-]

I could change /server so that it prioritizes checking for an existing group name and uses that if it exists, unless someone can think of a side-effect...