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Chat IRC

Hi all
I am writing a chat application with my own rooms and I want to enable user to coonect also to IRC servers, what should I do and what should I write?
How it will work?
   Thanks
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googlyralphCommented:
Hi,

Writing a functional chat server is a big undertaking if you intend to interface with somehting like IRC.

I would recomend you look for a Java IRC client that has source on the web (try www.google.com and search for +"Java IRC"   (with the plus, and quotes)).

Failing that, look online for the IRC specifications, and starting writing a wrapper, that will interface with whatever protocol you are implementing for your own chat server, to IRC.

Hope that helps.

GR.
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dannyshAuthor Commented:
Hi
Do you know where can I find a simple wrapper?
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dannyshAuthor Commented:
Hi
I think I understand the IRC commands, but how will the wrapper looks like? If I have a a simple chat client who chats with my chat server (I wrote it) what does it means to let a client connect to IRC server? should I create different client for this porpuse?
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googlyralphCommented:
You will need to write the wrapper. Eg:

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+your server+
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+  wrapper  +
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+ IRC Client+
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(Excuse the poor "drawing"...)

You will write your server, then either write your own IRC client, using the IRC specification, OR write a wrapper that allows an IRC client someone else has written to communicate with your server.

GR.
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googlyralphCommented:
Before we continue, could you answer these questions please.

Do you have your server written?

How do your clients "talk" to your server?

How long have you been using Java?

Thanks, GR.
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dannyshAuthor Commented:
Hi googlyralph

>> Do you have your server written
I am working on design document for implementing the server and the client.

>>How do your clients "talk" to your server
The client will be able to talk with the server using :
   1. be directional socket (send and receive messages via the same path)
   2. send via direct socket and receive messages in other socket (that's a spicial requirment)

>> How long have you been using Java
I am using java almost 3 years.

   Danny

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dannyshAuthor Commented:
I am trying to design the communication layer between client and the server in a proper way (As I wrote before I have a special requirments for the communication layer)that's why I am askink those questions.
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googlyralphCommented:
If you are serrious about the Comms layer, then take a look at this page:
http://www.user-com.undernet.org/documents/rfc1459.html
It is the IRC protocol specification. There are some Java based IRC cleints, so if you search the web, you may be able to get permission to use their code. If not, you will have to implement the protocol yourself.

Implementing the protocol is a fair sized task, so it may be worth looking for free code that does this already. Once you have the IRC code, you need to either modify, or extend it to fit into your server arcitecture.

GR.
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MoondancerCommented:
Please click the link below to maintain your open and locked questions, and keep them updated.
http://www.experts-exchange.com/jsp/memberProfile.jsp?mbr=dannysh&showQHistory=true
Moondancer - EE Moderator
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dannyshAuthor Commented:
Hi Moondancer
The status of this question is Unlocked.
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MoondancerCommented:
Hi, dannysh, true.  I was showing you the quick way to check all your open as well as any locked questions so you can keep the updated with progress to expedite getting what you need.  You've asked 6 questions, 3 are open and one is dated 3/6/02.  Experts appreciate getting your feedback on all comments they've posted to help you.

Thanks,
Moondancer - EE Moderator
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dannyshAuthor Commented:
Hi Moondancer
I asked some questions and when someone suggest me a solution, I try it and if it solve my problem, I give him the points. Sometimes I don't have a time to check the solution cause I am doing somting else and I am trying to do it ASAP.
Thanks for your comment I will try to Do it.
   Danny
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dannyshAuthor Commented:
Thanks It help me a lot.
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MoondancerCommented:
Fantastic, thanks, dannysh.  As long as you stay active in your questions here and let experts know that you are still involved, all is well.

Thanks for finalizing this.

:) Moondancer - EE Moderator
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