Introducing Stalker: Nickname History For Irssi

Posted by Geert Hauwaertson October 7th 2010

Stalker is an Irssi plugin to correlate information on an IRC network and discover users’ previously used nicknames. The concept is fairly straightforward: given a nickname identify previously used hostnames.

From those hostnames, extract all nicknames they have used. Repeat until you have identified all nicknames a user might have used.

The advantage of this method over the more traditional “given a hostname identify all nicknames it has used” is that you can identify nicknames across hostmask addresses.

Stalker can be found on GitHub at

More information can be found on the authors blog.