IRC bouncer
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README.7

README(7)          FreeBSD Miscellaneous Information Manual          README(7)

NAME
     pounce – IRC pouncer :3

DESCRIPTION
     pounce is a multi-client, TLS-only IRC bouncer.  It takes a simple
     approach, using a multiple-consumer ring buffer and the IRCv3.2
     server-time extension to communicate with clients.

     pounce requires LibreSSL (-ltls) and targets FreeBSD.  It can also be
     built on Darwin or GNU/Linux by copying the appropriate file to config.mk
     and modifying as needed.  On FreeBSD, processes are sandboxed with
     capsicum(4).  On other systems, who knows what might happen?

RATIONALE
     As a former znc(1) user, I was dissatisfied with the multi-client
     experience it offered.  I wanted to connect from both my laptop and my
     phone and have full chat history on both.  With znc(1), my options were
     either having both clients spammed with redundant history every time they
     connect, or having one client consume the buffer and the other get no
     history at all.

     With a multiple-consumer ring buffer, each client has its own place in
     the history and can be brought up to date independently.  Additionally,
     by expecting clients to implement the server-time extension, all events
     can be accurately replayed, rather than being limited to messages.

FILES
     bounce.h    declarations and common functions
     bounce.c    configuration and event loop
     local.c     local server binding
     server.c    remote server connection
     client.c    remote client connections
     state.c     state shared between clients
     ring.c      buffer between server and clients
     config.c    getopt_long(3)-integrated configuration parsing
     dispatch.c  SNI socket dispatch
     compat.h    compatibility with lesser operating systems
     rc.d/       FreeBSD rc(8) scripts

SEE ALSO
     calico(1), pounce(1)

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