Instant chats and central servers

Eric Pree eric at
Wed May 9 02:12:11 UTC 2001

I've had rather good luck with various servers (IRC, smtp, pop) and stunnel
It's all transparent to the server/client, and works quite nicely.  I think
I once hooked up to the SSL-only IRC network with mIRC via stunnel, worked
quite nice.  *nix/win32, GPL.

This being said, I currently run a IRC server (cyclone) for the company to
use for various things, and once you show someone how to use it, they're
quite happy.  You can even set mIRC to be as annoying as a IM when a new
line shows up.  ie, blinking, sounds, etc.  In fact, I'm looking around for
a web-->IRC gateway so that we can use it for support via the website.  Each
session gets their own channel that a tech is added to.  Should work good.


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-nanog at [mailto:owner-nanog at]On Behalf Of
Christopher A. Woodfield
Sent: Tuesday, May 08, 2001 3:46 PM
To: nanog at
Subject: Re: Instant chats and central servers

This begs a question - does anyone have good experience with SSL-enabled
IRC servers? I'm testing UnrealIRCd right now, but I've run into some
showstopper bugs when trying to link servers over SSL. Any other


On Tue, May 08, 2001 at 08:50:29PM +0200, Peter van Dijk wrote:
> On Tue, May 08, 2001 at 11:35:27AM -0700, Sean Donelan wrote:
> [snip]
> > If folks are using this these services for real-time communications,
> > should we be trying to improve their reliability?  Or is this just a
> > "feature" of how presence services work.
> We use IRC for internal communication, and for communication with
> techies of several other Dutch ISPs. Works like a charm, and the irc
> server is local to us. If it's down, you pick another irc-server on
> the same network.
> Works for us, works for lot of people.
> Greetz, Peter.

Christopher A. Woodfield		rekoil at

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