is the largest IRC
network, with peak user counts close to 180,000 every day and over 180,000 channels
. At its peak on 8 February 2005
, the network recorded 243,394 simultaneous connections.
Founded in 1997
as an IRC network for QuakeWorld
players, QuakeNet has seen huge growth over the years as it attracted many other gamers
. It became popular initially because of its network stability and service bot
'Q' and later 'L'.
QuakeNet has many services
, some of which are:
- D - Newserv control service
- G - Automated help and control service, second version of H and F.
- NO - NOperserv beta (Operserv for the Newserv API)
- N4 - Another Newserv control service (P's)
- O - Operator service
- P - Proxyscan 2 (Newserv module)
- Q - The fully featured channel management service, the most famous QuakeNet service
- R - Q and S request service (Newserv module)
- S - Spamscan service, version 2 (Newserv module)
- T - Trojanscan, version 2 (Newserv module)
- U - Lua scripting engine (Newserv module)
- Y - Another Newserv control service
- Z - Another Newserv control service (runs unstable code and nterfacer)
- Tutor - Plays tutorials, manages the users' questions and its answers on #tutorial (Newserv module)
- DevChat - used for developer-chats (like 'Tutor') (Newserv module) (not loaded when not used)
The list of features for the public service bots can be found on the QuakeNet official home page
- B - Private service used by Boomtown customers.
- E - E-mail service, used by for processing the trust queue and sending acceptance/rejection emails
- F - #feds channel management service
- H - Automated help service (Newserv module)
- L - Lightweight channel management service, obsolete with Q's 2008 upgrade.
- M - Match bot, reported stats from game servers (was only online briefly)
- V - VirusScan (automated drone removal), also used as VersionScan
- W - World Cup Score Announcer (Only in #worldcup)