/list-ing channels is a nice way to find irc channels, but the more
interesting ones always have
+s mode set - and the ircds don't usually support
listing so called "secret" channels for non ircops.. :)
Yet, this naming scheme is quite confusing, since the only thing
changes - at least on ircds run by popular networks such as efnet and ircnet - is not
listing the channel in
/list and commands alike.
Direct requests to the channelname on the other hand will reveal the info inspite of any
Since I thought about publishing one or another irc script from my stash anyway, here is a small irc bot which will join to a specified channel and list all secret channels it finds by iterating a given wordlist - which can be quite a lot..
Net::IRCinstalled, either via cpan or via package manager, on debian/ubuntu this is
perl toomanysecrets.pland wait for the bot in the designated channel.