miau is an IRC bouncer/proxy written in C for POSIX platforms. It can be used to stay online even when your IRC client isn't running, using multiple IRC clients -- even at the same time, and protect your personal IP from public.
- Lightweight. Happily runs on devices with 8 megabytes of memory. If you don't need certain features, don't compile them in.
- Allows multiple clients to get online (with the same nick) at the same time. Stay online at home and at the office with the same nick -- and use any IRC client you wish.
- Nearly transparent to IRC client. Your IRC client doesn't need to know it's talking with a bouncer instead of real IRC server.
- Automatically give channel operator status to worthy people. Operation can be delayed and buffered to minimise flood after and during netsplits.
- When you reconnect, miau can replay complete IRC traffic you missed while away.
miau compiles on virtually any POSIX platform with 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 just 8 megabytes of RAM.