Free text chat with models
IRC clients are computer programs that a user can install on their system.These clients communicate with chat servers to transfer messages to other clients.Jyrki Kuoppala pushed Jarkko to ask Oulu University to free the IRC code so that it also could be run outside of Oulu, and after they finally got it released, Jyrki Kuoppala immediately installed another server. Jarkko got some friends at the Helsinki University and Tampere University to start running IRC servers when his number of users increased and other universities soon followed.
Jarkko got in touch with people at the University of Denver and Oregon State University.
They had their own IRC network running and wanted to connect to the Finnish network.
Internet Relay Chat (IRC) is an application layer protocol that facilitates communication in the form of text.
The chat process works on a client/server networking model.
The first part he implemented was the chat part, which he did with borrowed parts written by his friends Jyrki Kuoppala and Jukka Pihl.The first IRC network was running on a single server named fi.