The "Eris Free Network", EFnet, made the eris machine the first to be Q-lined (Q for quarantine) from IRC.
In wumpus' words again: "Eris refused to remove that line, so I formed EFnet.
It was meant to be just a test network to develop bots on but it quickly grew to a network "for friends and their friends".
In Europe and Canada a separate new network was being worked on and in December the French servers connected to the Canadian ones, and by the end of the month, the French and Canadian network was connected to the US one, forming the network that later came to be called "The Undernet".
It wasn't much of a fight; I got all the hubs to join, and almost everyone else got carried along." A-net was formed with the eris servers, EFnet was formed with the non-eris servers.
The first part he implemented was the chat part, which he did with borrowed parts written by his friends Jyrki Kuoppala and Jukka Pihl.The very first server list presented, from February 15, 1993, includes servers from USA, Canada, France, Croatia and Japan.On August 15, the new user count record was set to 57 users.The chat process works on a client/server networking model.IRC clients are computer programs that users can install on their system or web based applications running either locally in the browser or on 3rd party server.