[Mono-list] Mono fitness for ircd project

Remco Rijnders remco@webconquest.com
Mon, 3 Jun 2002 22:13:49 +0200

On Monday 03 June 2002 21:35, Brad Wilson wrote:
> Matt Liotta wrote:
> > Not sure what kind of traffic your ircd needs to support, but C#
> > likely won't keep up with anything high volume. I tried at one point
> > to write an irc services daemon using Java and it didn't work out
> > very well.
> Well, there's the problem that the existing IRC protocol scales just
> about a poorly as one could get (the only one I can think of that
> scales worse is Usenet).
> Thinking outside the box for something "IRC-like" that has a much
> better underlying server <=> server protocol (perhaps even without
> breaking the server <=> client protocol) is a necessity, IMO.

Indeed. One of my longer standing 'plans for the future' would include 
just that. The IRC server I have in mind would work as a plain IRC server 
for clients but would use a completely different sort of server <--> 
server protocol. Ideas I've been playing with are redundant links between 
servers, checksums on channels / users for less expensive netjoins 
(avoiding having to resend thousands of users / channels after a split) 

Anyways, that is getting a bit too much off topic for this list :)  If 
interested, we can talk further about it on another list or in email :)

Kind regards,


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