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Index IRCd

An IRCd, short for Internet Relay Chat daemon, is server software that implements the IRC protocol, enabling people to talk to each other via the Internet (exchanging textual messages in real time). [1]

52 relations: Classless Inter-Domain Routing, Communication protocol, Comparison of Internet Relay Chat daemons, Computer network, Configuration file, Daemon (computing), DALnet, Dial-up Internet access, Digital subscriber line, Domain Name System, EFnet, Epoll, Free software, FreeBSD, Freenode, GNU General Public License, Ident protocol, Input/output completion port, Inter-server, Internet, Internet Relay Chat, IP address, IPv4, IPv6, IRC bot, IRC operator, IRC services, IRC takeover, IRCnet, Ircu, IRCX, Jarkko Oikarinen, Kqueue, Linux kernel, Microsoft Windows, O'Reilly Media, Personal message, Port (computer networking), Proxy server, Scalability, Security, Server (computing), Solaris (operating system), Stunnel, Superuser, Text-based (computing), Thread (computing), Transmission Control Protocol, Transport Layer Security, Undernet, ..., Unix-like, Wildcard character. Expand index (2 more) »

Classless Inter-Domain Routing

Classless Inter-Domain Routing (CIDR) is a method for allocating IP addresses and IP routing.

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Communication protocol

In telecommunication, a communication protocol is a system of rules that allow two or more entities of a communications system to transmit information via any kind of variation of a physical quantity.

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Comparison of Internet Relay Chat daemons

The following tables compare general and technical information including the differences in feature sets between popular IRC daemons.

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Computer network

A computer network, or data network, is a digital telecommunications network which allows nodes to share resources.

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Configuration file

In computing, configuration files (or config files) are files used to configure the parameters and initial settings for some computer programs.

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Daemon (computing)

In multitasking computer operating systems, a daemon is a computer program that runs as a background process, rather than being under the direct control of an interactive user.

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DALnet is an Internet Relay Chat (IRC) network made up of 33 servers, with a stable population of approximately 8,000 users in about 7,000 channels.

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Dial-up Internet access

Dial-up Internet access is a form of Internet access that uses the facilities of the public switched telephone network (PSTN) to establish a connection to an Internet service provider (ISP) by dialing a telephone number on a conventional telephone line.

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Digital subscriber line

Digital subscriber line (DSL; originally digital subscriber loop) is a family of technologies that are used to transmit digital data over telephone lines.

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Domain Name System

The Domain Name System (DNS) is a hierarchical decentralized naming system for computers, services, or other resources connected to the Internet or a private network.

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EFnet or Eris-Free network is a major Internet Relay Chat (IRC) network, with more than 35,000 users.

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epoll is a Linux kernel system call for a scalable I/O event notification mechanism, first introduced in version 2.5.44 of the Linux kernel mainline.

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Free software

Free software or libre software is computer software distributed under terms that allow users to run the software for any purpose as well as to study, change, and distribute it and any adapted versions.

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FreeBSD is a free and open-source Unix-like operating system descended from Research Unix via the Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD).

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Freenode, formerly known as Open Projects Network, is an IRC network used to discuss peer-directed projects.

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GNU General Public License

The GNU General Public License (GNU GPL or GPL) is a widely used free software license, which guarantees end users the freedom to run, study, share and modify the software.

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Ident protocol

The Ident Protocol (Identification Protocol, IDENT), specified in RFC 1413, is an Internet protocol that helps identify the user of a particular TCP connection.

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Input/output completion port

Input/output completion port (IOCP) is an API for performing multiple simultaneous asynchronous input/output operations in Windows NT versions 3.5 and later, AIX and on Solaris 10 and later.

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In computer network protocol design, inter-server communication is an extension of the client–server model in which data are exchanged directly between servers.

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The Internet is the global system of interconnected computer networks that use the Internet protocol suite (TCP/IP) to link devices worldwide.

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Internet Relay Chat

Internet Relay Chat (IRC) is an application layer protocol that facilitates communication in the form of text.

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IP address

An Internet Protocol address (IP address) is a numerical label assigned to each device connected to a computer network that uses the Internet Protocol for communication.

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Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) is the fourth version of the Internet Protocol (IP).

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Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) is the most recent version of the Internet Protocol (IP), the communications protocol that provides an identification and location system for computers on networks and routes traffic across the Internet.

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IRC bot

An IRC bot performing a simple task.An IRC bot is a set of scripts or an independent program that connects to Internet Relay Chat as a client, and so appears to other IRC users as another user.

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IRC operator

An IRC operator (often abbreviated as IRCop or oper) is a user on an Internet Relay Chat network who has privileged access.

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IRC services

Internet Relay Chat services (usually called IRC services) is a name for a set of features implemented on many modern Internet Relay Chat networks.

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IRC takeover

An IRC channel takeover is an acquisition of IRC channel operator status by someone other than the channel's owner.

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IRCnet is one of the largest IRC networks with more than 60,000 users using it daily.

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ircu is the IRC daemon software written for and used on the Undernet IRC network.

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IRCX (Internet Relay Chat eXtensions) is an extension to the IRC protocol, developed by Microsoft.

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Jarkko Oikarinen

Jarkko Oikarinen (born 16 August 1967, in Kuusamo, Finland) is the inventor of the first Internet chat network, called Internet Relay Chat (IRC), where he is known as WiZ.

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Kqueue is a scalable event notification interface introduced in FreeBSD 4.1 on July 2000, also supported in NetBSD, OpenBSD, DragonflyBSD, and macOS.

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Linux kernel

The Linux kernel is an open-source monolithic Unix-like computer operating system kernel.

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Microsoft Windows

Microsoft Windows is a group of several graphical operating system families, all of which are developed, marketed, and sold by Microsoft.

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O'Reilly Media

O'Reilly Media (formerly O'Reilly & Associates) is an American media company established by Tim O'Reilly that publishes books and Web sites and produces conferences on computer technology topics.

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Personal message

Personal message, private message, direct message, or personal chat, often abbreviated as PM, DM, or PC, is a private form of communication between different members on a given platform.

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Port (computer networking)

In computer networking, a port is an endpoint of communication in an operating system, which identifies a specific process or a type of network service running on that system.

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Proxy server

In computer networks, a proxy server is a server (a computer system or an application) that acts as an intermediary for requests from clients seeking resources from other servers.

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Scalability is the capability of a system, network, or process to handle a growing amount of work, or its potential to be enlarged to accommodate that growth.

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Security is freedom from, or resilience against, potential harm (or other unwanted coercive change) from external forces.

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Server (computing)

In computing, a server is a computer program or a device that provides functionality for other programs or devices, called "clients".

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Solaris (operating system)

Solaris is a Unix operating system originally developed by Sun Microsystems.

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stunnel is an open-source multi-platform application used to provide a universal TLS/SSL tunneling service.

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In computing, the superuser is a special user account used for system administration.

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Text-based (computing)

Usually used in reference to a computer application, a text-based application is one whose primary input and output are based on text rather than graphics or sound.

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Thread (computing)

In computer science, a thread of execution is the smallest sequence of programmed instructions that can be managed independently by a scheduler, which is typically a part of the operating system.

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Transmission Control Protocol

The Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) is one of the main protocols of the Internet protocol suite.

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Transport Layer Security

Transport Layer Security (TLS) – and its predecessor, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), which is now deprecated by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) – are cryptographic protocols that provide communications security over a computer network.

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The Undernet is the fourth largest publicly monitored Internet Relay Chat (IRC) network, c. 2016, with about 19 client servers serving 17,444 users in 6621 channels at any given time.

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A Unix-like (sometimes referred to as UN*X or *nix) operating system is one that behaves in a manner similar to a Unix system, while not necessarily conforming to or being certified to any version of the Single UNIX Specification.

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Wildcard character

In software, a wildcard character is a kind of placeholder represented by a single character, such as an asterisk, which can be interpreted as a number of literal characters or an empty string.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IRCd

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