A visible IP or hostname allows someone to draw some easy conclusions about you. For example which country/state you're in. So, if some level of privacy is important to you on IRC, hiding/masking/cloaking your IP/hostname makes sense. Be advised though, IRC administrators are always able to see your real IP/hostname unless you use a proxy/bouncer.

#Beginner - mIRC Commands Listing A new feature in mIRC allows you to minimize mIRC and lock it with a password for strange eyes. If you control-minimize mIRC (keep the Ctrl-key pressed down while minimizing mIRC), it will be locked with your password. If no password was set previously mIRC will ask you for one. Download mIRC 6.2 for Windows - OldVersion.com Jul 28, 2006

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Provide a friendly interaction environment for project coordination and for the support of community projects. Includes a server list, philosophy, rules, how to help, and internal projects. Formerly openprojects.net.

mIRCScripts - Project: IP Info v1.5 - Category: Snippets An mSL (mIRC) script repository. All things mIRC/mSL. mIRC: Using SSL with mIRC mIRC supports secure server connections with SSL using the OpenSSL library. The latest version of mIRC has SSL built into it, so you can use secure connections without needing to download anything else. If you are using an older version of mIRC, you will need to download and install the OpenSSL library as described below. Hide IP in mIRC - The Cloud (Internet, Network, VPN Dec 04, 2004 How to get someones IP on MiRC - All Net Tools