In this project, we will be showing you how to setup a Raspberry Pi IRC Server. An IRC server is perfect for the Raspberry Pi as compared to most other servers, as it is not hugely performance draining on the Raspberry Pi’s limited resources.
IRC for those who don’t know stands for Internet Relay Chat, it is one of the oldest chat protocols and even though it has fallen in popularity in recent years it is still the backbone of many communities. Even the popular streaming service, Twitch makes use of an IRC server to handle its chat. In fact we use the IRC protocol to interact with Twitch’s Chat network in our Raspberry Pi Twitch Bot tutorial.
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