[wikka-community] A web-based IRC client for Wikka?
Wed Oct 10 17:05:28 GMT 2007
At 17:47 2007-10-10, you wrote:
>I suspect many of our users don't have a clue how to use IRC or
>simple don't know that Wikka devs can be easily reached in the #wikka
>channel at freenode.net (http://wikkawiki.org/TheLounge).
I had been thinking the same thing...
>What about setting up a web-based IRC client on our server (e.g. at
>Or do you think this may raise security issues?
Security would depend on how it's set up I suppose - but I know the
##phpfreaks channel on FreeNode uses a (Java) client on their website (for
registered users only) and many users come in that way. We could have a
look and/or ask them...
Remember though that many, many hosts do not allow ANY sort of IRC (server
or client) software on their servers. Even if there are no specific
security concerns for us, we may not be allowed to do so.
In which case, if we really want this, we'd have to find a separate host
that does allow this (there are hosters specialized in IRC), and point an
irc subdomain to that host. Not impossible, but it would cost extra hosting
$$ each month, and may require security knowledge none of us has. That
said, there are cheap hosters that do allow IRC... try yahooing or googling
for [IRC hosting] - those that offer IRC *server* hosting will likely also
allow an IRC client if they offer webhosting as well - but it could be "bad
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