stunnel: ssl for irc clients that do not support ssl
i installed stunnel and put this in /etc/stunnel/stunnel.conf
client = yes
libwrap = no
accept = 54321
connect = irc.someirc.net:6697
this is as simple as i could make it.
then i just started stunnel and BAM! i pointed my irc client to connect to localhost:54321 and it connected me thru ssl. pretty sweet. especially since that config doesn't require any certs or anything. double win!
using arch, you have to remember your /etc/hosts.allow file. i added these: