IRC Part 2 - Managing a Channel

Okay, so you've gotten IRC running and working. You know how to chat, and someone even has given you operator privileges at one point.

Wait, what... operator privileges?

Yep, operator privileges, commonly shortened to "ops," let you manage a channel. Some cool things you can do include:

  • Changing the channel topic
  • Changing channel settings
  • Kicking/banning and inviting users
  • Giving other users privileges
To get ops in the first ...

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Installing eAccelerator on mod_php

PHP is an interpreted language. That unfortunately means that every time a client requests a PHP page from your site, the PHP interpreter has to re-read the script and compile it on the fly before it is run.

All this costs valuable processing time and if you're under heavy load or working in an environment where you don't have an awful lot of CPU grunt available to you ...

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IRC Part 1 - Connecting to #fosswire

If you are familiar with the IRC protocol already, all you need to know is that we have opened up #fosswire on Come idle with us.

You might have heard the term IRC thrown around in support forums or on blogs. If you are curious to learn what it is, then look no further: IRC stands for Internet Relay Chat, and is a way of communicating with ...

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