Internet Relay Chat
«Internet Relay Chat (IRC) is a protocol for real-time Internet text messaging (chat) or synchronous conferencing. It is mainly designed for group communication in discussion forums, called channels, but also allows one-to-one communication via private message as well as chat and data transfer, including file sharing.» – Wikipedia
About CrazeWeb.org IRC
The CrazeWeb.org IRC servers are running the same software as the UnderNet chat network. This choice of IRC daemon is mainly because it is stable and not full-packed with proprietary modes or features.
Services for users are running srvx, the same software found on GameSurge.
IRC servers and added value services
- irc.crazeweb.org – Random stable IRC server (IPv4 & IPv6)
- webchat.crazeweb.org – Embeddable IRC web client
- #CrazeWeb – Casual chat and inside news
- #Games – The IRC games project hosts various games on IRC
In some cases, users will sport a special hostname instead of their real IP/host. Be wary of these, so you don’t accidentally ban people you didn’t mean to.
- <username>.reg is the hidden host of CrazeWeb. An attempt to keep it short and simple. Resident version of the more popular <username>.users.<network>.org seen elsewhere. Log in to services and /MODE yourself +x to enable. A ban on *!*@<username>.reg will keep that username out of your channel, even if the .reg host isn’t used.
Official Network Services
In general, official service robots have a one letter name. One letter names are not available for normal users. Robots you might bump into include:
A (A@crazeweb.org) Authentication and Nickname Services
A is a nickname and authentication service, intended to serve as a central authentication point for all other network services. C and i all depend on A to verify that users are valid. The other component allows for ownership of a nickname, but is not necessarily enabled.
C (C@crazeweb.org) Channel Services
C is a channel service bot, intended primarily to prevent and defend against channel takeovers. It also includes convenience features aimed at making it easier to maintain control over all aspects of your channel.
An instance of GameServ, hosting an RPG game in the #Games channel.
i (email@example.com) Information Service
The i service allows network administrators to manage and send important notices to users. It also allows users to retrieve, at once, all messages addressed to them.
Endorsed client robots
Allround utility robot. Doing things noone else can be bothered with, as well as various automated tasks.
The IRC version of Blackjack can be played in #21
Another instance of the original version. No active playing, just idle.