Posted 13 January 2005 - 03:43 AM
sry for my ignorence
Posted 13 January 2005 - 03:47 AM
Initially, most IRC servers formed a single network, to which new servers could join without restriction, but this was soon abused by people who set up servers to sabotage other users, channels or servers. When, in August 1990, server eris.berkeley.edu remained the only one to allow anyone to connect servers, IRC server operator Greg Lindahl broke away to start EFnet. The resulting argument split the IRC community of admins into EFnet and A-net, but A-net soon vanished, leaving EFnet as the only IRC network.
Continuing problems with performance and abuse eventually led to the rise of another major IRC network, Undernet, which split off in October 1992.
In July 1996, disagreement on policy caused EFnet to break in two: the slightly larger European half (including Australia and Japan) formed IRCnet, while the American servers continued as EFnet.
EFnet is probably the least "unified" IRC network, with large variations in server rules and policy between different servers. It has no central administration authority, although there are US- and EU-specific routing committees.
IRC clients can connect to EFnet via irc.efnet.org or any number of other servers.
In July 2001 a service called CHANFIX (http://www.irchelp.o...p/ircd/chanfix/) (originally named JUPES) was created, which is designed to give back ops to channels which have lost ops or been taken over. In the case of having no ops CHANFIX will automatically join the channel and op people who fit the requirements, for a takeover a request must be made for a manual activation of CHANFIX
Posted 13 January 2005 - 06:31 AM
You can use any IRC program you want to connect to the Internet Relay Chat network, via a number of different servers. But if you want to get on xbins, it’s gonna have to be via EFNet.
But the choice of program you use is up to you (just like how a lot of Xbox owners use FlashFXP for their FTPing needs, but others prefer WS_FTP, etc.).
Out of curiosity, let me know if you find a program you prefer to mIRC. I’d be interested in having a look at it.
Posted 13 January 2005 - 10:01 PM
and is ef net completley free or is it a trial thing
Posted 13 January 2005 - 10:06 PM
Posted 13 January 2005 - 10:52 PM
What I mean EFNet is composed of servers you connect to with IRC programs.
I couldn't begin to tell you what to use besides mIRC. I've been using its various versions for about five years now, and personally I think it's great (easy scripting, decent interface, easy implementation of Perform commands to make geting on your favorite channels automatic, etc. etc.).
But that's me.
If you don't want to use it, go to www.downloads.com and search for a different IRC program. It's your choice.
Posted 13 January 2005 - 11:34 PM
my trial ran out and it wont let me download another trial even after i remove it
Posted 13 January 2005 - 11:48 PM
Posted 14 January 2005 - 12:39 AM
hope that helps
EDIT: oops, didnt see net devils post. thats a good link to have in your sig, i dont think many newbies know about that program
Edited by NeuroChemist, 14 January 2005 - 12:42 AM.
Posted 14 January 2005 - 05:04 AM
Of course I bought it. For the very reason you just stated.
And because I do more on IRC that just using it as a gateway to xbins.
Edited by Xombe, 14 January 2005 - 05:06 AM.
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