How to test an IRC server by using telnet

What you need

What to do

The initial telnet: > symbolises your shell prompt.

telnet: > telnet 6667
telnet: Trying
telnet: Connected to
telnet: Escape character is '^]'.
client: PASS *
client: NICK MyNickname
client: USER MyUsername 8 * :My real name
server: 001 MyNickname :Welcome to the Internet Relay Network MyNickname!
server: 002 MyNickname :Your host is, running version 2.10.3p5
server: 003 MyNickname :This server was created Mon Oct 13 2003 at 15:56:53 EEST
server: 004 MyNickname 2.10.3p5 aoOirw abeiIklmnoOpqrstv
server: 251 MyNickname :There are 123375 users and 7 services on 48 servers
server: 252 MyNickname 204 :operators online
server: 253 MyNickname 6 :unknown connections
server: 254 MyNickname 55926 :channels formed
server: 255 MyNickname :I have 3981 users, 0 services and 1 servers
server: :MyNickname MODE MyNickname :+i
client: JOIN #twilight_zone
server: :MyNickname! JOIN :#twilight_zone
server: 353 MyNickname @ #twilight_zone :MyNickname @thor-work @Diazemuls @thor @thor-away @Actilyse 
server: 366 MyNickname #twilight_zone :End of NAMES list.
client: PRIVMSG #twilight_zone Hello.
client: QUIT
server: ERROR :Closing Link: MyNickname[] (I Quit)

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