A History of the CAIRC Network
(Disclaimer: this is a partial and incomplete history)
Noting other people I can recall that had (or likely had) servers:
IRCd and Services used
- Switched to InspIRCd and Anope around 2008(?)
- Prior to that we used modified versions of Unreal 3.2 and IRCServices.
IRC (Internet Relay Chat) Help
For an explanation on what IRC is and how it works, view this Wikipedia page.
If you're looking for a good IRC client, check out this Wikipedia page.
If you'd rather not download a client, you can use our WebIRC.
It is recommended that you register your nickname once you are connected. This allows you to receive automatic channel privileges (if channel operators choose to give them), gives you protection against someone else using your nickname, and many more great reasons. To register your nickname (note: this will be your current nickname on IRC) type:
Once you've done that you can request a vHost (virtual host) that will be automatically set every time you identify to your nickname. We provide a cloak on your host by default, a vHost will override that cloak and can be customized.