I am running a phpBB Forum that contains an AJAX chat. AJAX does not work that well on non Flash enabled devices, e.g. iPhone, iPad, iPod because AJAX chat sockets require flash. I addition the AJAX UI is difficult to use on smartphones.
That's why I am thinking to install in IRC server, because it would enable users to use an IRC web client provided by my webserver or an IRC client running on a smartphone or tablet.
The key here seems to find an IRC server that runs on Debian an integrates nicely with phpBB.
- User authentication via database that contains the phpBB users and passwords
- Displaying users online in IRC chat on the phpBB index page
Any recommendations which IRC server has those capabilities would be appreciated!