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TORify Weechat


Create a new certificate TLS. ref

mkdir ~/.weechat/certs
cd ~/.weechat/certs
openssl req -x509 -new -newkey rsa:4096 -sha256 -days 1000 -nodes -out freenode.pem -keyout freenode.pem

Find sha1sum fingerprint.

openssl x509 -in freenode.pem -outform der | sha1sum -b | cut -d' ' -f1

switch to ssl

Into weechat, we switch to ssl.

/msg nickserv cert add <sslkeysha1>
/set irc.server.freenode.ssl_priorities "NORMAL:-VERS-TLS-ALL:+VERS-TLS1.0:+VERS-SSL3.0:%COMPAT"
/set irc.server.freenode.ssl_cert "%h/certs/freenode.pem"
/set irc.server.freenode.sasl_mechanism external
/set irc.server.freenode.ssl on
/set irc.server.freenode.addresses ""
/reconnect freenode


Finally, to use tor. (tor should run)

/set irc.server.freenode.addresses "freenodeok2gncmy.onion/7000"
/proxy add tor socks5 9050
/set irc.server.freenode.proxy "tor"

You have to disable ssl_verify which doesn’t work with TOR.

/set irc.server.freenode.ssl_verify off
/reconnect freenode

Enhance your privacy

Add somes settings below to weechat. detail from faq

/set irc.server_default.msg_part ""
/set irc.server_default.msg_quit ""
/set irc.ctcp.clientinfo ""
/set irc.ctcp.finger ""
/set irc.ctcp.source ""
/set irc.ctcp.time ""
/set irc.ctcp.userinfo ""
/set irc.ctcp.version ""
/set ""
/plugin unload xfer
/set weechat.plugin.autoload "*,!xfer"

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