Latest update on highest client count on DALnet:
The latest high, updated 8th August 1998 is: 28511!!!
DALnet IRC Servers
A listing of DALnet IRC servers
can be found on the main DALnet site, and for the most up to date listing, finger
firstname.lastname@example.org. Lists of registered bots are among the things
which are typically available on a server's web page.
One of the major things which sets DALnet appart from all its
competitors and lesser nets are DALnet Services. They
allow, among a host of other things, users to register and own their
nickname(s) and channel(s) using NickServ and ChanServ.
Currently registered nicknames and channels both number many thousands.
Users can also send notes to each other using MemoServ which
the recipient can pick up when they next sign on to DALnet.
If you are having problems using DALnet Services, you might like to
try something I wrote...
- DALnet Services
- Registered Nicknames
- Registered Channels
- Services Help interactive (SHi)
The DALnet Telnet Clients
You can also telnet to the DALnet telnet client if you do not have
your own IRC client at the following address:
This address is a pool of telnet client servers from which one is picked at
random for you when you telnet to it. It is also possible to telnet
to specific telnet clients, or you can finger
to get a list of available DALnet telnet clients. Here is a list of
currently available telnet clients as of 30th Apr 1996:
- telnet telnet.dal.net
- telnet telnet.ca.us.dal.net (Sunnyvale, California, USA) - maximum 40 clients
- telnet telnet.ut.us.dal.net (San Diego, California, USA) - maximum 10 clients
DALnet FTP Sites
DALnet has a large and well stocked ftp site which contains both
information and software specific to DALnet itself and its
administration and software useful to everyone; for example, the
DALnet ftp site has one of the best archives of IRC clients for
all systems. There are also several mirror sites in case of
ftp.dal.net being unreachable for any reason!
DALnet Admins and IRCops
DALnet prides itself on having friendly, helpful server
administrators and IRC operators. My listing of DALnet Admins and IRCops lists them by
I have compiled and continue to compile a list of home pages of
I also maintain a DALnet userlist to which any user may request to
- DALnet people's pages
- IRC DALnet user list
- DALnet IRCops (IRC Operators)
- Ordinary users
DALnet Web Sites
The official DALnet web sites are rich sources of information about DALnet,
whether you are looking for general information, or archives of the
mailing lists, or information on DALnet Services!
- The Official DALnet Web Site
- DALnet Services
- DALnet Mail Server
- MirclMax's DALnet Web Site (www2.dal.net)
- The DALnet Pending Server Page
Important DALnet Links
- The DALnet IRC Network Charter
- irc2DALnet -- The DALnet ircII script file by MirclMax