These instructions are known to work with XChat 2.8. They will NOT work with earlier versions!
You'll first need to copy the mynick.pem file you created to your ~/.xchat2 directory. The filename MUST be <network>.pem, so in our case DareNET.pem.
% cp mynick.pem ~/.xchat2/DareNET.pem
Now, start up XChat.
We need to tell it to connect to DareNET using SSL:
Optionally, you can install our CA certificate as a trusted source. https://www.darenet.org/ssl/