I think the idea sounds like a good one
I use IRC alot, and have found it a very
good way to help/teach people things
Just don't try to connect to an IRC network Like DAL, or EFNET, etc
because you will be DOS'd by script kiddies trying to takeover #channels
It is possible to run a simple IRC server and not join networks.
But I presume you know this,
Bernard mentioned ppl not being able to connect because they don't have
port 6667/6668/6669. this can easily be overcome by using a BNC (bouncer).
I use one all the time on IRC , it protects my identity, and stops people
flooding my connection,
>----- Original Message -----
> >From: "Daire Fagan" <nasty at iol.ie>
> >To: <ilug at linux.ie>
> >Sent: Wednesday, February 14, 2001 12:17 PM
> >Subject: RE: [ILUG] IRC/#ilug
>>> >Within the next few weeks I shall be setting up an Irish based IRC
> >was looking through some of the old messages on this mailing list when
> >related to IRC caught my attention. Was the channel #ilug every created?
> >Does ILUG still have an interest in real time discussions? If so I would
> >invite any and all members of ILUG to set up such a channel on my
> >server. I am eager to here any comments and queries anyone might have on
> >this matter.
> >Hi daire,
> >I think this was "voted down" for the main reason that most people would
> >not be able to stay on IRC very long. Also many people might not have
> >access to port 6667 (IRC port, AFAIK), me for one...
> >I would be interested in it, only at the weekends tho'..
> >Which IRC net would you use? Please, please syat clear of Dal...maybe
> >phishy? :-)
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