Best IRC Network

I am going to put IRC Chat on my website and I am wondering which network
would be the best one to use. I’d want long usernames, option to register
channels, and servers available throughout the world to connect to. Anyone
use IRC and have any recommendations?

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Dalnet was one of the more civilized networks when I was active on
IRC scene.

“Kevin Gilbertson” <mail@gilby.com> wrote in message
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> I am going to put IRC Chat on my website and I am wondering which
> network would be the best one to use. I’d want long usernames, option to
> register channels, and servers available throughout the world to connect
> to. Anyone use IRC and have any recommendations?
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I’m with Leo…I use Dalnet.

Deborah

Kevin Gilbertson wrote:

> I am going to put IRC Chat on my website and I am wondering which
> network would be the best one to use. I’d want long usernames, option to
> register channels, and servers available throughout the world to connect
> to. Anyone use IRC and have any recommendations?
> –
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> ========================================================

> I am going to put IRC Chat on my website and I am wondering which
> network would be the best one to use. I’d want long usernames, option to
> register channels, and servers available throughout the world to connect
> to. Anyone use IRC and have any recommendations?

Dalnet has all that but it also, lately, has had some splitting problems
which may or may not matter for you.

Jon Caruana e-mail<jcaruana@home.com> Jabber<jon.c@jabber.com>
ICQ<117792886

I’d go with a small network. Avoid large networks because of netsplits,
takeovers, and idiots.


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“Kevin Gilbertson” <mail@gilby.com> wrote in message
news:3B048D23.D18D4FBB@gilby.com
> I am going to put IRC Chat on my website and I am wondering which
> network would be the best one to use. I’d want long usernames, option to
> register channels, and servers available throughout the world to connect
> to. Anyone use IRC and have any recommendations?
> –
> ___________ ===================================================
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> http://gilby.com / _ ‘/ / / _’_ / ICQ: 12611076 AIM/AOL:
> UnicyclingGilby _ ///,___/ / Free e-Mail and Webspace at
> http://www.Unicyclist.com // /__________/ Original Unicycling
> T-shirts http://gilby.com/t-shirts __/
> ========================================================

Thanks everyone. I already registered the channel and nick I want and am
set to go… It’s nice that the channel can be registered without it being
active yet like I remember on undernet. If this doesn’t work out, then
it’s pretty easy to switch.

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“Sean S.” wrote:
>
> I’d go with a small network. Avoid large networks because of netsplits,
> takeovers, and idiots.

Do you know of any good small networks that have servers in many parts of
the world? Right now, I am going to try out Dalnet.

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Jon Caruana wrote:
>
> Dalnet has all that but it also, lately, has had some splitting problems
> which may or may not matter for you.

What would splitting affect? Is that where a server goes off and becomes a
part of a different network or something?

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> I’d go with a small network. Avoid large networks because of netsplits,
> takeovers, and idiots.

Takeovers aren’t really much of a problem on any network with services.

Jon Caruana e-mail<jcaruana@home.com> Jabber<jon.c@jabber.com>
ICQ<117792886

> > Dalnet has all that but it also, lately, has had some splitting
> > problems which may or may not matter for you.
>
> What would splitting affect? Is that where a server goes off and becomes
> a part of a different network or something?

A split occurs when 1 server disconnects from another and therefore all
servers chained to them lose people on the other side until the servers
can reconnect which usually takes about 2-10mins.

For example this the way the network is currently linked:

coins.kl.my.dal.net (0) Dragon of the East journey.ca.us.dal.net (1) West
Coast Hub Server typhoon.va.us.dal.net (2) you have proplem spack wit
dalnet? spack wit us ; twisted.ma.us.dal.net (3) Global NAPs - Quincy, MA
tsunami.ma.us.dal.net (3) Global NAPs - Quincy, MA dragons.ga.us.dal.net
(3) DALnet’s lair of dragons - www.dscga.com netropolis-r.uk.eu.dal.net
(3) please mind the gap gaston.se.eu.dal.net (4) Telenordia HUB Server
paranoia.se.eu.dal.net (5) [130.243.43.71] Paranoia. valhall.no.eu.dal.net
(5) chello broadband HUB server powertech.no.eu.dal.net (6) PowerTech
DALnet Server, Oslo, Norway borg.se.eu.dal.net (5) Assimilating the world.
ced.se.eu.dal.net (6) Assimilating the world. oscar.ga.us.dal.net (3) Too
bright for darkened eyes to endure acool.ga.us.dal.net (3) Brought to you
by www.Acool.Net

Now if netropolis-r.uk.eu.dal.net was to disconnect from
typhoon.va.us.dal.net for whatever reason (usually TCP/IP errors) the
network now looks like this and the people on the 7 servers can no longer
communicate with people on the other side of the split:
coins.kl.my.dal.net (0) Dragon of the East journey.ca.us.dal.net (1) West
Coast Hub Server typhoon.va.us.dal.net (2) you have proplem spack wit
dalnet? spack wit us ; twisted.ma.us.dal.net (3) Global NAPs - Quincy, MA
tsunami.ma.us.dal.net (3) Global NAPs - Quincy, MA dragons.ga.us.dal.net
(3) DALnet’s lair of dragons - www.dscga.com oscar.ga.us.dal.net (3) Too
bright for darkened eyes to endure acool.ga.us.dal.net (3) Brought to you
by www.Acool.Net

I hope I explained that well, towards the end it felt like I was
rambling :slight_smile:


Jon Caruana e-mail<jcaruana@home.com> Jabber<jon.c@jabber.com>
ICQ<117792886

What he said was that…

If you’re doing business with some clients as a manufacturer you sell to
resellers who in tern sell to end users. You know the end users are there
but you can’t sell/talk to them. If one of your resellers goes bankrupt
you lost all access to his end users.

(That is a net split)

When your end users find another of your resellers, you can “see” them
because more orders are coming in (more chatter across the network).

(This is a net join)

If YOUR raw material supplier runs out of resources/money or otherwise
goes out of business YOU are out of business and your resellers and end
users can’t buy (chat) with you. Likewise, your end users can never talk
directly to each other, so their link to each other (End User -> Reseller
-> You -> Reseller -> End User) is broken. That is another net split.

When you find a new raw material supplier and start talking to your
resellers the end users can talk to each other again.

That clear enough? (Clear as mud?)


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“Jon Caruana” <jcaruana@home.com> wrote in message
news:9e66el$lvo$1@constitution.worldwebserver.com
> > > Dalnet has all that but it also, lately, has had some splitting
problems
> > > which may or may not matter for you.
> >
> > What would splitting affect? Is that where a server goes off and
> > becomes a part of a different network or something?
>
> A split occurs when 1 server disconnects from another and therefore all
> servers chained to them lose people on the other side until the servers
can
> reconnect which usually takes about 2-10mins.
>
> For example this the way the network is currently linked:
>
> coins.kl.my.dal.net (0) Dragon of the East journey.ca.us.dal.net (1)
> West Coast Hub Server typhoon.va.us.dal.net (2) you have proplem spack
> wit dalnet? spack wit
us
> ; twisted.ma.us.dal.net (3) Global NAPs - Quincy, MA
> tsunami.ma.us.dal.net (3) Global NAPs - Quincy, MA
> dragons.ga.us.dal.net (3) DALnet’s lair of dragons - www.dscga.com
> netropolis-r.uk.eu.dal.net (3) please mind the gap
> gaston.se.eu.dal.net (4) Telenordia HUB Server paranoia.se.eu.dal.net
> (5) [130.243.43.71] Paranoia. valhall.no.eu.dal.net (5) chello
> broadband HUB server powertech.no.eu.dal.net (6) PowerTech DALnet
> Server, Oslo, Norway borg.se.eu.dal.net (5) Assimilating the world.
> ced.se.eu.dal.net (6) Assimilating the world. oscar.ga.us.dal.net (3)
> Too bright for darkened eyes to endure acool.ga.us.dal.net (3) Brought
> to you by www.Acool.Net
>
> Now if netropolis-r.uk.eu.dal.net was to disconnect from
> typhoon.va.us.dal.net for whatever reason (usually TCP/IP errors) the
> network now looks like this and the people on the 7 servers can no
> longer communicate with people on the other side of the split:
> coins.kl.my.dal.net (0) Dragon of the East journey.ca.us.dal.net (1)
> West Coast Hub Server typhoon.va.us.dal.net (2) you have proplem spack
> wit dalnet? spack wit
us
> ; twisted.ma.us.dal.net (3) Global NAPs - Quincy, MA
> tsunami.ma.us.dal.net (3) Global NAPs - Quincy, MA dragons.ga.us.dal.net
> (3) DALnet’s lair of dragons - www.dscga.com oscar.ga.us.dal.net (3) Too
> bright for darkened eyes to endure acool.ga.us.dal.net (3) Brought to
> you by www.Acool.Net
>
> I hope I explained that well, towards the end it felt like I was
> rambling

> –
> –
> Jon Caruana e-mail<jcaruana@home.com> Jabber<jon.c@jabber.com>
> ICQ<117792886