On Wed, Sep 03, 2014 at 02:23:41PM +0200, Thierry Carrez wrote:
> Stefano Maffulli wrote:
> > On 08/29/2014 11:17 AM, John Garbutt wrote:
> >> After moving to use ZNC, I find IRC works much better for me now, but
> >> I am still learning really.
> > 
> > There! this sentence has two very important points worth highlighting:
> > 
> > 1- when people say IRC they mean IRC + a hack to overcome its limitation
> > 2- IRC+znc is complex, not many people are used to it
> Note that ZNC is not the only IRC proxy out there. Bip is also working
> quite well.

Yes, from practical experience, Bip has been very robust.
[. . .]

> We could at least document the steps required to set up a proxy. 

FWIW, I posted my local notes to configure bip IRC proxy[1] in a virtual
machine, and an example `/etc/bip.conf`[2]. /me has been using this
setup for about three years without any disruption.

> I agree with Ryan that running an IRC proxy for someone else
> creates... interesting privacy issues that may just hinder adoption of
> said solution.

  [1] https://kashyapc.fedorapeople.org/notes-bip-IRC-proxy/README
  [2] https://kashyapc.fedorapeople.org/notes-bip-IRC-proxy/bip.conf


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