18 April 2009
psyBNC is an easy-to-use, multi-user, permanent IRC-Bouncer with many features. Some of its features include symmetric ciphering of talk and connections (Blowfish and IDEA), the possibility of linking multiple bouncers to an internal network including a shared partyline, vhost- and relay support to connected bouncers and an extensive online help system. Many other helpful functions are included. It compiles on both Linux and FreeBSD."
psyBNC became popular due to the nature of the way it worked. Unlike other BNC software available at the time, psyBNC stayed connected to your IRC network, even when your IRC client was not connected to the BNC. To make it simple, when you disconnect from the bouncer, only YOU disconnect from the BOUNCER, the bouncer will still be connected to the irc network...so to others, it will look like you're still online, when really its just your bnc that's online.
You can also make it change your nickname when you disconnect (from Nick to Nick-off for example).You can set it up to have an away message once you disconnect from the bnc, so people know you're 'away'.A 'leave message' is also optional...this is a message sent to all channels when you disconnect, so you can inform people that you've just gone offline etc.
Functions: You'll always be connected to irc. Even when you close an irc client, psy will maintain your connection, so when you connect later, you'll instantly be back on the channels you left.
Hides your IP even in DCC sessions.
Logs private messages and saves them.
You can link multiple psy's together. This allows you to share vhosts, and also create a small ircd, plus other cool features.
What do i need?
A Shell account which allows either (BNC/psyBNC/ZNC)*
Or optional, rent a psyBNC
1 background processor
* If running on a free shell account, make sure you read/ask wheather bncs are allowed. Some free shell companys do not provide this service or either do not allow bncs on they`re dedicated servers. So, read the TOS (Terms of Services) first.