December 16th, 2004, 04:52 AM
ircd or ircbot/client?
What would be the most difficult to make? ircd or ircbot/client? Someone told me that irc client is much harder, but I dont see how that is...
December 16th, 2004, 09:56 AM
IRC client is almost but not quite trivial - with no features at all you can do it with just an open socket and reading a small number of specific different messages.
You can even do it by hand from telnet if you want.
A Server has to handle the other end of this conversation, but for multiple people, so it has to be somewhat more complicated.
If you want features then it becomes much more difficult to gauge - a client could have multiple channel connections and multiple server connections, a GUI, DCC file transfer and colours, logging and filtering and so on.
- a server could have uplinks to other servers, handle permissions and restrictions, moderators, be able to run as a service, log connections, and so on.
December 17th, 2004, 03:33 AM
Ok, thanks for reply!