Dating back to the 1980’s, IRC is one of the classic chat protocols that’s still the driving force behind many modern online communities, including the popular Twitch streaming platform. Today, there’s no shortage of IRC clients and servers available. You can also setup your own IRC server with Raspberry Pi. In this article, you’ll learn how to turn your Raspberry Pi into an IRC server. Related: 5 Great IRC Clients For Linux Why should I set up my own IRC server? There are two main benefits to creating your own server: … // Read more: original article.