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Asuka

Posted by cro on Thursday 19 September 2002

I bet you're wondering what Asuka is. Well, it's the new version of the IRCD that we are currently working on, and currently testing. You've probably noticed the testing we've been doing as it has introduced a couple of unexpected side effects, such as the recent ability to deop L, and the ability to join local (to the server) channels.

These issues caused some problems, but they've now been resolved.

And because of this, we're giving out a little bit of information regarding Asuka, perhaps the most important being: It looks like Asuka will be able to cater for 4 times as many users on existing hardware. That's 4 times as many users per IRC server without upgrading the hardware.

We're also investigating adding an 'auditorium' mode for channels which will allow us to hold interviews or reports on big games more easily and without the attendant spam you get in normal channels. Whether or not we include this is still open for discussion.

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Nice..

Gamedia said on Thursday 19 September 2002

that sounds nice

Limithennes said on Thursday 19 September 2002

How can it handle this many users even though it\'s only a patch? Or is it because it\'s now based on u2.10.11?

JaSt said on Thursday 19 September 2002

Thats correct JaSt, the reason for the improved performance is that it is based on Undernets ircu2.10.11, which has some new network code in it. It uses FreeBSD\'s kqueue-call instead of the normal poll/select-calls.

Bigfoot said on Thursday 19 September 2002

I must say I like u2.10.11 much better than u2.10.10, so Asuka will rock the network for sure. :) || PS. hybrid7 has some even better network code I think ;D

JaSt said on Thursday 19 September 2002

But hybrid lacks other useful functions ircu2.10.11 has ;) What about the functions introduced by the lain-patch (e.g. +X and /sethost). Will they be ported to the new ircd and asuka?

Tankred said on Thursday 19 September 2002

Have been already. Check cvs.quakenet.org.

JaSt said on Thursday 19 September 2002

I think it\'s a good thing, but will QuakeNET ever gro so big? Dunno, but I don\'t hope so.

zybercore said on Thursday 19 September 2002

in response to #4 - don\'t forget OpenBSD which is better ;) - another reason not to use Linux for coding - kqueue

slug said on Thursday 19 September 2002

sounds good that \'auditorium\'

rkaiser said on Thursday 19 September 2002

nice, except for the errors i now got today: ERROR All connections in use

Kr3L1S said on Thursday 19 September 2002

Seems nice apart from one small detail, do you really need to prefix the quitmessage with \"Quit: \" ? :/

Toffe said on Thursday 19 September 2002

Please read www.reality-revealed.net/asuka.htm My thing was to big to fit on in the box. :(

BJE said on Thursday 19 September 2002

also, what does Asuka mean?

BJE said on Thursday 19 September 2002

Auditorium mode is a great idea. I think everyone can agree on that.

Softis said on Friday 20 September 2002

Its (still) possible to join & channels on the test server..

Wiebe said on Friday 20 September 2002

#13 use WALLCHOPS for that feature WALLCHOPS sends a message to all channel operators (@)\'s on a channel. It does /not/ require you to be op\'d (@\'d) to do so. This is a feature. syntax: WALLCHOPS #channel :message or: NOTICE @#channel :message this sends: :user NOTICE @#channel :message to clients that are @\'d on the channel.

froo said on Saturday 21 September 2002

Try google search on images for Asuka (possibly not work/college/school safe depending on your settings..), and no, I\'m not an anime junkie -pils!-

slug said on Saturday 21 September 2002

I found Japanese Women\'s Wrestling. http://homepages.which.net/~james.phillips/pics/asuka.jpg

BJE said on Sunday 22 September 2002

Asuka is a character in the Anime series Neon Genisis Evangelion/Shin Seiki Evangelion. She\'s hot and mentally fucked up. Pics: http://stuffserv.mediamonks.net/eva/eva2.jpg http://stuffserv.mediamonks.net/eva/eva4.jpg http://stuffserv.mediamonks.net/eva/eva6.jpg I can recommend the series to anyone, even if you don\'t like anime. It rocks j00.

raphidae said on Sunday 22 September 2002

Ofc I mean Neon Genesis Evangelion or Shin Seiki Evangelion. But I blame the drugz and alcohol for the typo.

raphidae said on Sunday 22 September 2002

datura sets mode -o +b L *!*@lightweight.quakenet.org

cyztah said on Sunday 22 September 2002

I think the auditorium would be a good idea, maybe something like that only + and @ nicks are shown in /WHO #channel and /NAMES. And therefore only @ and + msgs/parts/joins are shown. Then the server should put a JOIN if gets voiced or opped, and vice versa.

|VK|Sorcer said on Sunday 22 September 2002

That auditorium function sounds completely awesome. The channels we use to broadcast big EuroCup and NationsCup matches already get filled to capacity so our only option now is to try to broadcast in several channels. I\'m not completely sure how auditorium mode would work, but I\'m sure it would enable us to provide even better IRC coverage of our cups. --- Nico, Clanbase Crew member and CS EuroCup supervisor

Nico| said on Monday 23 September 2002

When you whois someone are you going to be able how long he\'s idle and what server he uses?

sdk said on Tuesday 24 September 2002

You can already see idle time, by using: \"/whois nick nick\" If I recall correctly? You\'re right about the servers being masked by *.quakenet.org though.

Gav said on Tuesday 24 September 2002

how can you only show +v/+o joins (without making checks from L/Q)?

Naksu_ said on Friday 11 October 2002

Why would you need to check Q to see if someone is opped on the channel? If chanmode +o whoever ... (blah blah blah) Of course, don\'t expect me to code i for you in C ;-) I\'m still not sure I get the whole auditorium mode thingo. What servers is it running on ATM?

ChiRho said on Thursday 24 October 2002

Dunno if anybody noticed this, but I think the updates messed up the authnick /whois display. It now says \"nick authnick :is authed as\" instead of \"nick is authed as authnick\". Is this change permanent? Might be important to know for those irc-scripters out there..

kasbah said on Monday 28 October 2002