On Sat, Aug 17, 2002 at 07:07:00PM +0100, Andrew Suffield wrote:
> I will note here that OPN and OFTC are far from the only IRC networks
> in the world. In my opinion, DalNet or WebChat would be better suited
> to hosting Debian than OFTC; they have established complaints
> procedures and have demonstrated in the past that they are capable of
> running large networks in a reasonably stable manner.
I don't know WebChat, but my DALNet experience is that the network is
somewhat unstable currently with lots of netsplits and sometimes giant
lags between servers.
I don't blame that on the admins though, it's more the combination of
the IRC protocol which forbids redundant paths and their size, which
makes them an attractive target for kids testing out some DDoS software.
Andreas Bombe <email@example.com> DSA key 0x04880A44