DICE is a hybrid server that offers simultaneous connectivity from IRC clients and opennap clients.
DICE version 0.22 was released (02/12/2003)
+ Fix in registered users count
+ [VD] Fix in search
+ [VD] Implemented broadcast of channel-topic change
Its platform is Windows 2000/XP *ONLY* since it’s server that requires stable OS (it’s not a client like mIRC, not a servant such as Kazaa, it’s a SERVER that accepts thousands of client connections. You have to set up relatively fast machine with enough memory chips to run this software).
An online example is running at
irc.scenecritique.com:8888 (Connect with an opennap client, such as WinMX/XNap/…)
irc.scenecritique.com:6667 (Connect with an IRC client, such as mIRC/BitchX/…)
then join some channel and when you try it from the both sides you will get what one identical channel looks like from different interfaces, IRC and opennap.
(This particular server gives opennap search/browse only for those in channels)