Currently, we are looking at ways to effectively bring the NIXhelp network back online, however;
If you need help with UNIX / LINUX / BSD, please see #nixhelp's current channel incarnation at DALnet.
DALNet is one of the oldest IRC networks on the internet, preceding NIXhelp by six years.
Or use: irc.dal.net Port : 6667 Channel: #nixhelp
If you are using a graphic based system, please consider HEXchat as an IRC client;