ZNC is an IRC network bouncer. It can be used to detach the Mutter IRC client from an IRC server while staying connected indefinitely. ZNC is the preferred IRC bouncer for the Mutter IRC client and provides many features (inline timestamps in playback buffer, etc) that are not available with other IRC bouncers such as BNC. We recommend that you use a ZNC server (http://wiki.znc.in/ZNC) for the most optimum experience.
To connect to a ZNC server you will need the following items of information for the connection settings:
To setup the connection, click on the '+' symbol to add a new connection. A window will appear with the field names. Follow the next steps fill in the fields:
After these steps are complete, you are ready to connect to your ZNC server.
It is recommended that you also take a look at the advanced ZNC playback module which makes it possible for Mutter to request partial buffer playback starting from where it left off - this avoids the undesired repetitive buffer playback.