1.7.3. MySQL Community Support on Internet Relay Chat (IRC)
In addition to the various MySQL mailing lists and forums, you can
find experienced community people on Internet Relay Chat (IRC).
These are the best networks/channels currently known to us:
https://www.freenode.net/ for servers)
#mysql is primarily for MySQL questions,
but other database and general SQL questions are welcome.
Questions about PHP, Perl, or C in combination with MySQL are
If you are looking for IRC client software to connect to an IRC
network, take a look at
(https://www.xchat.org/). X-Chat (GPL licensed) is
available for Unix as well as for Windows platforms (a free
Windows build of X-Chat is available at