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2. What is IRC?

From irchelp.org

1. What is IRC?


IRC (Internet Relay Chat) provides a way of communicating in real time with people from all over the world. It consists of various separate networks of IRC servers, machines that allow users to connect to IRC.


by Ryokincaid See Profile
last modified: 2002-06-01 05:16:46

Well, the IRC Client should come with all the networks you should need, but here is a short list of the more popular ones:


  • EFnet - Also known as Eris Free Network, the grandaddy of IRC
  • DALnet - currently the largest IRC Network
  • Undernet Another pioneer IRC Network

    Feedback received on this FAQ entry:
    • You should throw Gamesurge.net also being thats another big gamers network :\ irc.gamesurge.net

      2009-08-18 14:23:46 (Deft See Profile)



    by Ryokincaid See Profile edited by removed See Profile
    last modified: 2003-06-15 22:49:43

    From the mIRC website: (»www.mirc.com)
    IRC stands for "Internet Relay Chat". It was originally written by Jarkko Oikarinen in 1988. Since starting in Finland, it has been used in over 60 countries around the world. IRC is a multi-user chat system, where people meet on "channels" (rooms, virtual places, usually with a certain topic of conversation) to talk in groups, or privately. There is no restriction to the number of people that can participate in a given discussion, or the number of channels that can be formed on IRC.

    From »www.mirc.com/faq.html#section1 -
    mIRC is a shareware IRC Chat client for Windows. It is developed and copyrighted by Khaled Mardam-Bey. The various parts of the program have been designed with the aim of simplifying and speeding up your IRC sessions. mIRC is made to be very configurable... there are a lot of simple switches you can use to personalize mIRC to your needs. And unlike a lot of other IRC programs mIRC still gets more and more mature every new version. You can define your own commands and implement your personal reactions to commands others give to your client.

    by removed See Profile
    last modified: 2003-06-15 23:00:16