IRC PI

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Learning Outcomes

  • Understand Internet Relay Chat (IRC);

  • Understand how different networking protocols allow for different types of communication;

  • Configure the Raspberry Pi to be an IRC server and connect your friends to it.

 

Hardware Required

Component Number (Box Case)

Slot 1

Slot 11

Slot 11

Slot 11

Slot 11

Slot 2

Slot 13

Component

Raspberry Pi + Case

Raspbian SD Card

HDMI

Wireless Keyboard

Wireless Mouse

5 Inch LCD Screen

Power Supply

 

Video Guide

Conclusion

There are many reasons why IRC isn't used as much as it used to be. The rise of Facebook and other messaging services now nominated the market.  At its height the most popular IRC channels served more than ½ million users and 1000’s of channels has been created for likeminded individuals to communicate and connect. Most issues with network protocols arise since security is not a focus from the start of development. This creates major bugs that can be missed for months and even years after release. If encryption and easy adoption into other platforms were adopted earlier in IRC development, it might have used used more widely. Research how DoS and DDoS attacks are performed with applications like Low Orbit Ion Cannon (LOIC) and the High Orbit Ion Cannon (HOIC) and how different technologies are used to mitigate these specific attacks.