miau - fully featured IRC bouncer/proxy


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miau is an IRC bouncer/proxy (bnc) written in C for POSIX platforms. It can be used to stay online even when your local IRC client isn’t running, using multiple IRC clients (even at the same time), and hiding your personal IP from public.



miau compiles on virtually any POSIX platform with an ISO-C compliant C-compiler. There are no dependencies to third-party libraries, so it compiles on even most restricted environments. miau is known to run perfectly fine on wireless routers with eight megabytes of RAM.

Documentation and downloads

SourceForge kindly hosts the official miau website. Documentation and downloads are available there.