What is an IRC bouncer?

Back in the day, an IRC Bouncer was an application that is hosted on a computer in which it keeps your connection to IRC. How it all works is that a computer will connect a client to IRC and when you want to connect to IRC, instead you use your IRC client to connect to the computer hosting your account in which you then see IRC. This way you can disconnect from the server computer while the server computer keeps you in IRC. This also comes with some cool features:

  • Logging chat while disconnected
  • Auto Away
  • Multiple client connections under one name
  • Internal IRC Network
  • Channel settings auto-update
  • And so much more