rxIRC is a client software for VM to connect to the IRC network, the
Internet Relay Chat, which nowadays counts an average of 12000 users online
day and night, from all over the world, therefore being the biggest
international interactive conferencing system on the planet.
You can make use of this program only if you have access to a machine
with VM/CMS-type operating system (that is: a mainframe) attached to the
Internet or an other TCP/IP based network.
rxIRC is a program written in RexX, a rather easy to learn interpreter
language that gives you a chance to add own features if you miss something
or modify things you dislike. rxIRC supports the complete set of standard
IRC client commands plus a bunch of extras.
New features in rxIRC 2.1:
/notify - Finally it's in, thanks to Michael Letourneau
builtin rudimentary WWW server
/export to specify which files are available for WWW,
typically /export *.html
/omit - Filter channel talk that you don't want to listen to
Support for server passwords
The CONNECT RXIRC script is sourced right after you connect to a server
Small fixes and protocol parsing updates
The TCPIP handling of rxIRC is done with help of RXSOCKET version 2.
You need to have this package installed, or at least the basic modules.
There are some restrictions concerning the use of RXSOCKET:
The new version is not compatible to the old one, if you have
programs using version 1 they won't work when you install version 2.
VM TCP/IP version 2 is required.
If you are going to install rxIRC on a big public disk, you probably
want to install the complete REXX/SOCKET package. You can do so by issueing
TELL LISTSERV AT CUNYVM GET RXSOCKET PACKAGE (if you're on
BITNET as well). Beware that you will be sent the beauty of over 80 files
If you want to run rxIRC just by yourself, and RXSOCKET isn't available
already (rxIRC tells you so) then merely issue these commands to get the
TELL LISTSERV AT CUNYVM GET RXSOCKET MODULE
TELL LISTSERV AT CUNYVM GET REXXWAIT MODULE