When we browse Twitch without being logged in, we can not participate in chat but we can read chat. This seems to suggest that there is a way to connect to Twitch IRC without authenticating. Can this be done with the protocol or how could this be achieved?
where xxx is a random number
it does not have a password
So you’d just skip the
PASS command and simply do this?
PS: Barry, you literally started typing a reply 4 seconds after I posted this question. I’m starting to think you are actually a secret Twitch AI project.
iirc I pass a
where blank is nothing.
But here is an example from a incognito
Thank you, Barry!
One follow-up question: is it important to pick a number that isn’t currently in use? In other words, can the connection attempt fail if we choose a number that’s already in use? Or what’s the correct strategy to pick the numeric suffix?
I’m usually sat on justinfan9999 or justinfan9001 or justinfan1337
I’ve not had a connection fail from reusing the same ID.
Since a regular user can connect to chat multiple times anway
He is… Don’t tell anybody though. It is top secret.
Thank you for understanding!
Just adding some additional information from my own tests in case anyone comes here looking for more details:
USERcommand does not seem to be required for Twitch IRC; sending it seems to have no effect
- anonymous connections don’t seem to work with an empty string for a password, but just using a random string seems to work
- there doesn’t seem to be a length requirement for the numeric nickname suffix, I’ve successfully tried with 20 numbers
To recap, this seems to be the syntax:
PASS <random_string> NICK justinfan<random_number>
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