Rizon

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Rizon
RizonLogo.png
Founded July 2002 (2002-07)
Geographic location Europe
Canada
United States
Asia
Based in Worldwide
Website URL rizon.net
Primary DNS irc.rizon.net
Average users 18,000 – 21,000
Average channels 22,000 – 25,000
Average servers 20
Content/subject Public/Unrestricted

Rizon is a large Internet Relay Chat (IRC) network with an average of around 20,000 users. The IRC network itself ranks number 5 among the largest IRC networks.[1][2] Rizon is popular with many anime fansubbing groups who work online, many of whom provide their content through XDCC via IRC bots in their distribution channels. It is also used by many users of eRepublik as a means of communication.[3] File sharing of other copyrighted material such as Warez is also common in some channels on the network.[4][5][6][7]

Rizon IRCd[edit]

Rizon currently uses Plexus IRCd. Plexus was coded specifically with Rizon in mind and is based on Hybrid IRCd. Plexus is not exclusive to Rizon as the IRCd is also used by other networks. Plexus versions 1.x and 2.x were originally coded by static & peer. Plexus 3.x was rewritten by ThaPrince and is now maintained and developed by the Rizon Dev Team.

As of the r524 release, the ability for automatic services authentication using SSL client certificates has been implemented, and was largely based on the work done by OFTC[citation needed], though significant changes were made regarding server-to-server communication.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "IRC Networks - Top 100". Retrieved 2011-11-15. 
  2. ^ Piccard, Paul; Baskin, Brian; Edwards, Craig; Spillman, George (2005-05-01). "Internet Relay Chat—Major Players of IRC". In Sachs, Marcus. Securing IM and P2P Applications for the Enterprise. foreword by Kevin Beaver (1st ed.). Rockland, Massachusetts: Syngress Publishing. p. 371. ISBN 978-1-59749-017-7. 
  3. ^ Piccard, Paul; Baskin, Brian; Edwards, Craig; Spillman, George (2005-05-01). "IRC Networks and Security". In Sachs, Marcus. Securing IM and P2P Applications for the Enterprise. foreword by Kevin Beaver (1st ed.). Rockland, Massachusetts: Syngress Publishing. p. 387. ISBN 978-1-59749-017-7. 
  4. ^ Wang, Wallace (2004-10-25). "Instant Messaging and Online Chat Rooms". Steal this File Sharing Book (1st ed.). San Francisco, California: No Starch Press. p. 63. ISBN 978-1-59327-050-6. Three of the most popular networks used for file trading include Undernet, Rizon, and EFnet. 
  5. ^ Piccard, Paul; Baskin, Brian; Edwards, Craig; Spillman, George (2005-05-01). "Internet Relay Chat—Major Players of IRC". In Sachs, Marcus. Securing IM and P2P Applications for the Enterprise. foreword by Kevin Beaver (1st ed.). Rockland, Massachusetts: Syngress Publishing. p. 372. ISBN 978-1-59749-017-7. 
  6. ^ Office of the United States Trade Representative (2006-04-21). National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers, 2006 (21st ed.). United States Government Printing Office. p. 256. ISBN 0-16-075976-5. 
  7. ^ Office of the United States Trade Representative (2006-03-31). "National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers, 2006" (PDF). p. 263. Retrieved 2009-03-07. [dead link]

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