Why do i get the feeling that all IRC daemons are the unholy spawn of BIND and sendmail when it comes to configuration and services. I'd kill for a modern (but very basic) IRC daemon that works with minimal configuration and has basic services. For my application, i don't even need the ability to link to other servers. Every time i try something, i produce a working daemon that, once started, lets me go in and create channels and chat as expected, but it is by no means configured properly to allow /oper and i can never get any of the services working, period.
: Actually, I just might have one you can borrow to see what all the fuss is about. After i got my powerbook, my G3 has been collecting dust. It's pre-Y2k and is slow, but it runs Jaguar. Let me know if you're interested.