[northwestengland.pm] IRC Server Software
carl.johnstone at gmgrd.co.uk
Thu Feb 18 15:55:40 GMT 2010
> Or maybe we should be using something else instead of IRC?
> All suggestions and tips gratefully received. Thanks.
Asumming you've got a linux box handy, there's probably going to be a
package available that you just need to install. I've done that in the
past - then it's just a matter of controlling access to the server. I'd
argue it's possibly easier to setup VPNs than have to expose a whole bunch
of different services and control access to them individually - but to some
degreee it depends what you've already got setup.
However I ditched our internal server in favour of a channel on
irc.perl.org. IRC already has enough basic ACLs in place, and what you're
doing probably isn't that interesting for the IRC server admins to listen in
You'll probably also want to adopt IM of some sort - most people are more
familiar with it than IRC.
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