how-to block ads
Generally you will use a mIRC script that will allow others to see the contents of specified folders and download whatever they want from those folders. When you serve, a channel will give you distro access in return. Distro access can be a wide range of things. Some channels have very fast FTP servers they use for distro and others have just a few fserv's in a private room.
You should ask what resources are available through distro before you start seeking it from a channel. Many channels only distro what they serve, for example a movie channel might not make available any games or tv shows or apps. If all you want is movies this is fine but if you have diverse interests obviously this is no good.
Talk to an OP before you serve. Ask questions and make sure you have an idea what they are offering. Then speak to some room servers in private and ask them about things you were told by the op. Make sure you are not being lied to with promises that just cant be fulfilled.
Around this time of year [summer] many channels will start to feel the pinch of school letting out. The operators of many EDU servers go home for the summer and many channels need to scramble to get fill in servers for the summer. This is not a good time of the year for IRC but that also means oportunities to get involved and quickly move up because a lack of competition.