Naken Chat 2.08 review

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Naken Chat is a public chat server written in C (originally in Java)

License: Free To Use But Restricted
File size: 0K
Developer: Michael Kohn
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Naken Chat is a public chat server written in C (originally in Java). Naken Chat project allows multiple people to connect to it and talk simultaneously to each other or in private messages.

The goal of Naken Chat is to be as small and fast as possible using the least amount of your computer's memory with the most amount of features. The current size of the Naken Chat binary on a Linux box is about 38k after being "stripped".

I've fully tested this program on FreeBSD, Linux, Solaris, Windows 98 and XP, and MacOSX.

The Naken Chat server can be connected to through many different client programs including telnet, a Java applet, Windows clients, and J2ME Naken Chat Client for mobile phones.

Here are some key features of "Naken Chat":
Private channels created by anyone (with channel-ops)
Channel locking to not allow unwanted visitors in
Channel squelching to make annoying people in your channel shut up
Gagging to make annoying users not be able to write to you
Private messages
User levels
Idle users can be knocked offline after an idle period
Channels are now optional
Username/Password file so only known people can log in
Beeps for when someone gets a private messages
Private message highlighting
Special Channels
Main: The main channel.. can also be called channel 0
Hidden caves: if you go to a channel that has a number and the number is between 1000 and 1999, the channel won't be listed when people type .w to see who's online. This feature is no longer compiled in by default.
Site Banning
Sysop (special power) functions
Cross channel yelling so users in one channel can send a message to people in all the channels
Hushing Yells so a user won't see any messages that were yelled
If user types too much too fast they are bumped offline
Internationalization (so Swedish/Norweigan/Hebrew/Arabic/etc. chars work)
If you type: .w it will give you only that line number or .w would filter for that string
Chat Logging
Ability to hide IP's (for security)
Sysop hiding
Time stamping
Many more features I can't remember at this time.

Java 1.4.2 or later

What's New in This Release:
A bug in the network handling has been fixed.
A configure script has been added, so it can be configured and built much more easily.
Binaries have been tested and posted for Gumstix embedded computers and Linksys routers running OpenWrt.

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