ok, I connected to freenode irc server and registered my nickname (to be able to connect via tor & sasl)
now i work on the sasl support in irc client (to use the nickname/password)
i think you got this error msg (at least i'm stuck there at the moment)
-anthony.freenode.net- *** Notice -- You need to identify via SASL to use this server
Yep you got to the point that I got stuck at... The documentation for SASL with mIRC is virtually non-existent. (and what exist's is of very poor quality).
ok, two things you could try
execute /dialog -m SASL.main SASL.main command in your mirc app to see if you get a window to manage SASL connections or an error message, please. the F2 button did not work for me but the /dialog command does pretty much the same. This was pretty much my main problem. to add sasl support to mirc.
the second problem was the .dll itself. while using the dll advertised on http://freenode.net/sasl/
it did not work.
as soon as i changed it for this one http://honk-honk.org/SASL/SASL.dll
it started to work for me.
here's a quick and dirty howto to share with you how i did it.
1) register a nick name with freenode's nickserv
2) copy the SASL.dll and sasl.mrc to mirc directory
3) execute /dialog -m SASL.main SASL.main (at this point you might see an error about the .dll)
4) if you see a dialog window, you can add a Freenode entry with all the parameters requested
5) save, connect
and of course run tor/vidalia locally and configure mirc to use tor as a local proxy
i'm not familiar with wiki style editing, so i just might drop the screenshots in my homepage and split the bounty with the final publisher if applicable
i'm currently on the irc forum as ptmhd (what a surprise
ptmhd is debian-tor@gateway/tor-sasl/ptmhd * martin
ptmhd on #bitcoin-discussion
ptmhd using anthony.freenode.net Irvine, CA, USA
ptmhd is connecting from *@gateway/tor-sasl/ptmhd 255.255.255.255
ptmhd has been idle 4secs, signed on Sat Jan 08 07:16:24
ptmhd is logged in as ptmhd
ptmhd End of /WHOIS list.
i'm connected from a win xp box.
i'll try to get the windows 7 box using irc/tor as well as a proof for that.
screenshots comming soon. hope this helps for the moment