gubatron wrote:well, I was thinking of using whatever it's on now. If our work with the IRC client starts to pay off in good experience I think we'll start seeing the number of users trying to sign in to the servers grow and then we'll get creative in terms of hosting multiple servers to run a network that can hold anywhere above +2000 concurrent users (any clue what's the peak nowadays?)
2000 users is a rather light load for an IRC server, unless you have some heavy duty fileserves or DCC file transfers. The statement of talk being cheap is actually true for IRC.
Do you know which IRC package they are using and the OS they are running?