These clients communicate with chat servers to transfer messages to other clients.IRC was created by Jarkko Oikarinen in August 1988 to replace a program called MUT (Multi User Talk) on a BBS called Oulu Box at the University of Oulu in Finland, where he was working at the Department of Information Processing Science.Started in 1994 as an alternative to the overburdened networks of the time, DALnet has grown into a vibrant community and is widely regarded as the most "friendly" of the major IRC networks.
In November 1988, IRC had spread across the Internet and in the middle of 1989, there were some 40 servers worldwide.
They had their own IRC network running and wanted to connect to the Finnish network.
They had gotten the program from one of Jarkko's friends, Vijay Subramaniam—the first non-Finnish person to use IRC.
The future of DALnet depends upon these volunteers and the user base, which has always acted to support the DALnet IRC community.
We feel many good things lie ahead and we look forward to seeing you online!