NoRights Podcast: S2E24 – Internet Relay Chat (IRC)

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This week we discuss IRC, internet relay chat. You might be thinking to yourself, “People still use IRC?” Like a number of established technologies, IRC is still in regular use today.┬áSites like Ustream.tv use IRC for their chatrooms, they just hide it behind a flashy interface.

 

Things to consider

Do I need my own chatroom?

Do I need my own server? (Probably not)

 

Clients

Windows

mIRC

 

OS X

Colloquy

Linkinus

 

Web

Chatzilla

Mibbit

 

Servers

Dalnet

Undernet

EFnet

WyldRyde

 

IRCd

What is an IRCd?

Which features/platform is supported by which IRCd?

What are some popular IRCds?

Unreal

InspIRCd

beware ircd

 

Services

What are IRC services?

What are some popular IRC services?

Anope

Atheme

beware irc services

 

Scripts

What are some typical chat scripts?

Trout slap

Popups

Bots

Where can I find scripts for my client?

Hawkee for mIRC

Linkinus scripts can be found on conceited software’s site

Colloquy supports several scripting languages but their extras page is broken as of this writing

Eggdrop