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Naken Chat


Naken Chat is a chat server I've been working on since 1998 or so. I originally wrote the program in Java, but soon after converted it to pure C. It's one of my first programs, so there are some kind of ugly programming practices I did back then in this program, but for the most part it's pretty decent. It's very small (around 50k) and has many features including:

  • SSL support (as of version 3.0) with ncic and other clients
  • Translated to several languages
  • Private channels created by anyone (with channel-ops)
  • Channel locking to not allow unwanted visitors in
  • Channel squelching to make annoying people in your channel shut up
  • Gagging to make annoying users not be able to write to you
  • Private messages
  • User levels
  • Idle users can be knocked offline after an idle period
  • Username/Password file in txt or sqlite so only known people can log in
  • Site Banning
  • Sysop (special power) functions
  • Cross channel yelling so users in one channel can send a message to people in all the channels
  • Hushing Yells so a user won't see any messages that were yelled
  • If user types too much too fast they are bumped offline
  • Internationalization (so Swedish/Norweigan/Hebrew/Arabic/etc. chars work)
  • If you type: .w<number> it will give you only that line number or .w<string> would filter for that string
  • Chat Logging
  • Ability to hide IP's (for security)
  • Sysop hiding
  • Time stamping

Try It

I keep a chat server open for me and my friends plus anyone who wants to test it (or meet us). You can test it by connecting to on port 6666 with either telnet or putty (using RAW sockets), using the old chat applet (if you have Java installed in your browser), or by using one of the downloadable clients below.

Clients - Joe Davisson's Joe Client. Executable here:
ncic - Devin Smith's ncic client (supports SSL)
Open Naken - Derrick Rose and Devin Smith's TCL/TK client
NakenCow - A neat looking chat client for Windows


nakenchat-3.00b1.tar.gz (server beta)
nakenchat-2.22.tar.gz (server) (Windows 9x/NT/XP/etc)

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